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Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez

Roach: Chavez Jr’s resistant to moving up to 168 lbs

By Michael Collins: Trainer Freddie Roach says that he's tried without success to get WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KO's) to move up in weight to the super middleweight division in order for him to not to have to struggle at making the 160 pound middleweight limit. Chavez Jr. has been draining down from over 180 lbs to make weight at 160 for his last handful of fights [...]

Prediction: Sergio Martinez to beat Chavez Jr. by KO

By Emilio Camacho, Esq. Several of you have emailed me asking for a prediction for the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. v. Sergio Martinez fight. By popular demand, here it is. First, I want to note that I am making a bold prediction because almost all experts expect the fight to go to decision and most expect Martinez to win on points. I am partly going a step further and here is why. First, let us look [...]

Macklin wants Chavez Jr-Martinez winner

LONDON (14 Sept) - Matthew Macklin believes a dazzling performance in his Las Vegas debut will help set up another chance at world title glory, as he fights live this Saturday on Primetime (Channel 498 on Sky and Virgin on Demand). The Irish middleweight star has fallen just short of claiming a world title on two occasions when he lost a contentious split decision against Felix Sturm last year, [...]

Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Just the facts!

by Robert Jackson: The ‘Just the facts’ series has held court for many fights dating back to the Mayweather/De La Hoya matchup, and since then has offered a technical perspective in regards to the upcoming ‘BIG’ fight, ending with the big reveal. Today’s edition will analyze and try to figure out the viability of ‘the Son of a legend’, and also, Argentina’s own Maravilla. Trainers, [...]

Public Invited to Chávez Jr. & Martínez Weigh-In at Wynn Las Vegas

Undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR., 46-0-1, 32 KOs), of Culiacán, México, and two-division world champion and pound for pound kingpin with the matinee idol looks, SERGIO "Maravilla" MARTÍNEZ (49-2-2, 28 KOs), of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, will go face to face one last time before they go mano a mano at their Official [...]

Roach: Sergio Martinez isn’t a great boxer; Chavez Jr. is going to knock him out

By Rob Smith: Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO's) is going to have to make a believer out of WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KO's) and especially his trainer Freddie Roach, who is predicting a knockout victory for the young 26-year-old Chavez Jr. on Saturday. Roach said "Sergio is a great athlete, but I don't think he's a great athlete. He doesn't have the experience. [...]

JC Chavez Jr. set the trap…has Maravilla already taken the bait?

By Joseph Herron: Great trainers insist to every fighter who walks through their gym to leave all emotion at the door. The sport of pugilism is not about violence, but built on sportsmanship, discipline, and athleticism. Most decisions a fighter makes in the ring based on emotion almost always leads to a disappointing result. Adversely, every logical and intellectual judgment made within the hostile [...]

Would Chavez Jr. be popular if he didn’t have a famous father?

By Michael Collins: In looking at how average WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KO's) has looked throughout his boxing career, including his time as the WBC 160 pound champion, one has to wonder whether the 26-year-old Chavez Jr. would be as popular as he is now if his father wasn't the famous former boxing great Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Chavez Jr. is able to draw huge crowds [...]

Chavez Jr./Martinez Four-hour Block of Nonstop Boxing Programming on HBO2

HBO Sports® will transform HBO2 into a fight-day boxing destination with an action-packed four-hour block of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez fight-related programming just hours before their pay-per-view showdown in Las Vegas. CHAVEZ JR./MARTINEZ HBO2 TAKEOVER happens SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 (5:00-9:00 p.m. ET/2:00-6:00 p.m. PT). CHAVEZ JR./MARTINEZ HBO2TAKEOVER includes: [...]

Sergio Martinez wants Chavez Jr. to suffer slowly and painfully on Saturday

By Dwight Chittenden: If things go the way that Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO's) envisions them to be this Saturday, WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KO's) is going to experience a lot of pain and suffering in taking his first loss of his career when they fight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Martinez said "It won't be a quick knockout. I will punish [...]