Chavez Jr. to fight in Ana­heim

Los Angeles Times - - High School Football - — Lance Pug­mire

Un­beaten Julio Ce­sar Chavez Jr. will fight Al­fonso Gomez in the main event of a boxing card at Ana­heim’s Honda Cen­ter on Dec. 4, pro­moter Bob

Arum told The Times. Chavez (41-0-1, 30 knock­outs) is com­ing off a vic­tory by unan­i­mous de­ci­sion over pre­vi­ously un­beaten John Duddy in a mid­dleweight bout in June.

Arum said a vic­tory over Gomez (22-4-2, 11KOs), a for­mer en­trant on the re­al­ity tele­vi­sion se­ries “The Con­tender,” would earn Chavez a shot at world ju­nior-mid­dleweight cham­pion Miguel Cotto. Arum said Cotto, of Puerto Rico, has been off be­cause of surgery on his left shoul­der for what Arum de­scribed as a ro­ta­tor cuff is­sue. Cotto will fight again in early 2011, Arum said.

The Ana­heim card is also sched­uled to in­clude a world light­weight ti­tle fight be­tween cham­pion

Hum­berto Soto and chal­lenger Ur­bano An­til­lon (28-1, 20 KOs) from May­wood, a bout in­clud­ing un­beaten light­weight Bran­don Rios (25-0, 18 KOs) from Ox­nard, and a fight be­tween su­per-fly­weight cham­pion Nonito Don­aire (24-1, 16 KOs) of the Philip­pines and Volodymyr Sy­dorenko.

Russ Cochran shot an eight-un­der-par 64, mak­ing six birdies in a seven-hole stretch in the mid­dle of the round and eagling No. 17, to take a one-stroke lead over de­fend­ing cham­pion Tom Pernice Jr. in the Cham­pi­ons Tour’s SAS Cham­pi­onship at Cary, N.C.

Cochran, com­ing off his first vic­tory on the 50and-over tour two weeks ago in South Korea, had the best first-round score in the his­tory of the tour­na­ment. Pernice had a hole in one on the 188-yard 11th hole.

Bob Gilder and David Eger opened with 66s, and Nick Price and Ted Schulz fol­lowed at 67. Bern­hard Langer, the tour leader with five vic­to­ries, and Fred Cou­ples had 71s.

Fashion Trend, a gray daugh­ter of the stakes-win­ning sire Pe­tionville, roared past fa­vored Saint Is­abelle on the far turn and went on to score an im­pres­sive 51⁄ 4-length vic­tory over that ri­val in the $50,000 Palo­mares Stakes at Fair­plex Park. Rid­den by Felipe Valdez, who re­placed side­lined

Martin Pe­droza, Fashion Trend earned $28,000 for own­ers Robert B. and Bev­erly Lewis Trust in the 11⁄ 16-mile race. She cov­ered the dis­tance in 1:45.54 un­der 119 pounds and paid $10. Saint Is­abelle held on for sec­ond un­der David Flores. Not Here fin­ished third in the field of six 3-year-old fil­lies.

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