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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. sets first defense

Updated: October 13, 2011, 7:14 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the son of Hall of Famer and Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., will make the first defense of his middleweight belt against Peter Manfredo Jr., on Nov. 19, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum announced Wednesday night.

The fight, in the works for months, will take place at Reliant Arena in Houston and headline an edition of HBO's "Boxing After Dark."

The 25-year-old Chavez (43-0-1, 30 KOs) claimed a 160-pound belt by via majority decision against Sebastian Zbik ...

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