Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Chavez Is 3-1 Favorite to Avenge Only Defeat

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Chavez Is 3-1 Favorite to Avenge Only Defeat

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Frankie Randall doesn't want to be known only as the first man to beat Julio Cesar Chavez.

But that may prove to be his legacy unless he can beat Chavez again in their super-lightweight title rematch tonight.

Randall was a 14-1 underdog when he defeated Chavez on Jan. 29, ending his unbeaten streak at 90 fights. Las Vegas sports books remain lukewarm as he goes into the scheduled 12-round rematch for the World Boxing Council title. This time, Chavez is a 3-1 favorite.

"That's OK because I don't plan to bet," Randall said.

The bout tops a card featuring five title fights, four of them rematches, to be televised via pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden arena.

Terry Norris will try to regain the WBC 154-pound title from Simon Brown. Gerald McClellan takes on Julian Jackson, from whom he took the middleweight title. Azumah Nelson and James Leija, who fought to a draw their last time out, meet for Nelson's WBC super-featherweight title.

Randall, a little-noticed journeyman before getting his big chance against Chavez, will earn $1 million. …

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