Reliable sources from Korea have informed Boxingtalk.com that WBC featherweight champion In Jin Chi has pulled out of his scheduled August 20 fight with undefeated mandatory challenger Rocky Juarez. Juarez-Chi was to be the televised co-feature to the Fernando Vargas-Javier Castillejo card and was expected to be one of the most competitive fights HBO has provided its subscribers all year long. Juarez is likely to stay on the card, but this news is hot of the presses, so stay tuned for all the latest. Until then, REMEMBER WHERE YOU HEARD IT FIRST! (12:45 AM ET)
Rocky Juarez's manager Shelly Finkel has confirmed Chi pulling out of the fight. Juarez will remain on the card and an interim title fight could be in the works.