Julio Chávez Jr.
Now the dust has settled slightly on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s (48-2-1,32ko) comprehensive beating at the hands of Poland’s Andrzej Fonfara (27-3,16ko) at the weekend, I can’t help but wonder what the future holds for the son of the Mexican legend. I’m not so sure it’s good. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (September 10, 2012) — 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 make their Las Vegas Grand Arrivals to officially kickoff Fight Week, Tomorrow! Continue reading
LOU DiBELLA: Thanks for joining us and it’s wonderful to work on this great event with Top Rank. The ticket sales and Thomas & Mack have been incredible and it’s going to be a clean sellout. I would urge everyone to get their tickets now. There are tickets left, particularly the least expensive [$75 and $50]. I do not expect there to be any tickets left on fight week so I urge people to get out and get their tickets now. I want to thank our sponsors for this event – Tecate, AT & T and Wynn Las Vegas. They have been wonderful. When you have a product to sell, it sells. We have the two best middleweights in the world getting it on — Martínez, one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, and Julio César Chávez Jr., the son of the legend. It’s easy to sell this fight because it’s a great betting fight. The odds right now are slightly in Sergio’s favor but they could sway by the first bell when all the Méxican-American fans have made their way to the Vegas sports books.
PABLO SARMIENTO: This fight will be a very tough fight. We are fooling each other if we don’t think that will be. We have worked very hard for the past two months. We need to be intelligent in the ring and we will come out victorious.
SAMSON LEWKOWICZ: As the advisor, I need to congratulate Lou DiBella. Many people say that it is hard to deal with Bob Arum and I would like to say everybody is wrong. It is an honor for me to work with him for the first time and this is actually the first big event of my life. I am looking forward to this because if you ask Martínez, you know it wasn’t about the money. He wanted the fight and he wanted it very badly. Continue reading