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Chavez weighed down by sideshow

Will former middleweight champ's struggles spill into the ring against Bryan Vera?

Updated: September 27, 2013, 6:14 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

In a perfect world, it would be all about boxing for former middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. It would be about regaining the title he lost one year ago in a lopsided decision to lineal champion Sergio Martinez, Chavez's.

It would be about putting on exciting fights against top opponents, winning more titles, making big events and continuing to carve out his own legacy, one that could help him escape the massive shadow of his father (and now trainer), Hall of Famer Julio Cesar ...

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