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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. [...]

Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Paul Strauss: What's a silly movie made in 1966, starring Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers and Buster Keaton got to do with this Saturday night's HBO PPV fight night at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV? Maybe it should be rephrased to ......."Life is what happens when you're making plans", or in this case game plans. In the classic matchups between boxers and punchers, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Martinez vs. Vargas on ESPN Boxing: Friday Night Fights Special Edition on Thursday

On Thursday September 13, undefeated Welterweight contender “The New Generation” Jessie Vargas (19-0, 9 KOs) will meet Aron “The Killer” Martinez (18-1-1, 4 KOs) in the 10-round main event in an ESPN Boxing: Friday Night Fights Special Edition presented by Corona Extra. Thursday’s card from Las Vegas will air at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes, and will be available online through [...]

How would Sergio Martinez or Chavez Jr. fair against Andre Ward?

By Robert Jackson: Now that we’ve gotten Ward/Dawson out of the way, what’s up next is the Martinez/Chavez Jr fight! The winner of this fight could rightfully be in line for a BIG money PPV match-up against the undefeated Andre Ward. An undefeated Chavez Jr facing and undefeated Ward would be the better match-up unless…Martinez puts on a virtuoso performance while beating Chavez Jr. Looking [...]

Chávez Jr-Martínez sold out for Saturday’s fight at Thomas & Mack Center, 19,186 tickets sold

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (September 11, 2012) – This week’s Méxican Independence Day weekend World Middleweight Championship event between 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 [...]

Is Maravilla taking his fight against Chavez Jr. too seriously?

By Robert Jackson: Yesterday, I wrote a piece asking the question as to whether Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was just putting on an act for the cameras which showed him ‘slacking off’ while training for his September 15th fight against Sergio Martinez. HBO’s 24/7 docudrama featured Chavez Jr. deliberately missing scheduled training sessions, sleeping in, and not training at all in one case. In fact [...]

Chavez Jr-Martinez: Dont Cry For Me Argentina

By PADRE - Who needs Mayweather and Pacman, when the boxing fans have been spoiled as of late, with various intriguing matchups. Another blockbuster one is coming up this Saturday when Sergio Martinez takes on Julio Chavez Jr. I will cut to the chase and spare you all the scenarios and say that I pick Sergio Martinez to beat Junior decisively. Sergio is a better boxer with great foot work , power [...]

Geale to sit ringside for Chavez Jr-Martinez fight, hopes to fight winner

Gary Shaw Productions newly crowded unified WBA and IBF middleweight champion, Daniel "Real Deal" Geale (29-1, 15 KOs), is scheduled to arrive in Las Vegas this week to be ringside at the September 15, 2012, Julio Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs) vs. Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 28 KOs) showdown, taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Geale, coming off his most impressive victory [...]

HBO Set To Telecast “Weigh-In Live: Chavez Jr./Martinez” – Friday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

Boxing fans can get a ringside seat for one of the sport’s most dramatic pre-fight activities when HBO telecasts WEIGH-IN LIVE: CHAVEZ JR./MARTINEZ, the world championship fight weigh-in, featuring middleweight rivals Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez. The half-hour special airs Friday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. Hosted by Jim Lampley, the fast-moving [...]