Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to Fight Marcos Reyes in El Paso on July 18th
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) will be fighting in El Paso for the third time in his professional career. The super middleweight boxer will meet Marcos Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday night, July 18th. Tickets for the fight that will be televised on Showtime went on sale today at Ticketmaster and range in price from $25 up to $200 for ringside.
Chavez Jr. last fought in El Paso on June 16th 2012, when he stopped Andy Lee in the seventh round to retain the WBC World Middleweight title. Since that win, he is 2-2 and lost his most recent fight in April against Andrzej Fonfara at the Stubhub Center in Carson, California.
Prior the Showtime card Saturday night, doors will open earlier in the afternoon for another televised fight series on CBS. In the main event, IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) will defend his title against Tijuana's Alejandro Gonzalez Jr (25-1, 15 KOs). That fight, will be televised on CBS beginning at 2pm Saturday afternoon on their Premier Boxing Champions Show. In the co-main event, Detroit native Cornelius Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) will challenge Texas native Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs) in the 154-pound title fight. If fight fans want to sit in either the reserved or ringside area for the afternoon session, Ticketmaster is offering a separate ticket for $50. However, that ticket will not get you into the later session featuring Chavez Jr.
The fight promoters and Showtime are expected to have an additional one or two more boxing matches added to the nighttime card, which makes this one of the better boxing shows that El Paso has hosted in more than a decade.