Five keys for Brian Vera

Plotting a path to victory in Saturday's fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Originally Published: September 25, 2013
By Bernardo Pilatti | ESPNdeportes.com

Best known for scoring a string of upsets and for his time on the "The Contender" reality series, Brian Vera returns to the ring Saturday in a big opportunity against Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Vera (23-6, 14 KOs) enters the bout, which is contested at a catch weight of 173 pounds, coming off a streak of four consecutive victories. The native of Texas has a great opportunity to raise his profile with an upset of Chavez, similarly ...

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