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Sergio Martinez

Sulaiman doesn’t want Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez immediate rematch

By Marcus Richardson: If WBC president Jose Sulaiman gets his way there won't be an immediate rematch between former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO's) and newly crowned WBC champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO's) in early 2013. Sulaiman says that the WBC doesn't allow immediate rematches for one-sided fights like the September 15th fight where Chavez Jr. took a real [...]

Sergio Martinez wants Mayweather in 2013

By Rob Smith: WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez isn't just content with getting a rematch against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. next year; Martinez also wants a fight against undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Martinez seems to believe that he can get Mayweather in the ring to face him, but the signs aren't there. Mayweather Jr. is totally silent about a fight against [...]

Sergio Martinez ultimately wants a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

(Photo credit: Adrian Hernandez) By Joseph Herron: After securing his dominance in the Middleweight division with an undefeated three year, six bout campaign, the world of boxing has suddenly become Sergio Martinez’s oyster at the tender age of 37. While many fight fans are clamoring for an immediate rematch with former WBC Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, most boxing scribes see many more enticing [...]

Sergio Martinez: A 7 Year Old, a World Champion and the Observer

By Padraig Ivory: When the hand was dealt for the young Sergio Martinez it was immediately evident that no picture cards had come to the table. From the outset a tough and challenging life lay ahead for the Argentinean native. Now 37 years removed from those humble beginnings that same boy has not only established himself as a picture card of the boxing deck, but rather emphatically as the undisputed [...]

Buddy McGirt: “The fight with Sergio Martinez took Matthew Macklin to another level”

By Joseph Herron: After his one round blow out of former Junior Middleweight title holder Joachim Alcine on September 15th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Matthew Macklin is considered once again to be among the best of the Middleweight division. Despite losing his second world title opportunity to universally recognized Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez earlier [...]

Chavez Jr.’s actions leave much to be desired

By Emilio Camacho, Esq. In life, some people have it better than others. For various reasons, not everyone has the same opportunities and access to resources. In this respect boxing is no different. In boxing, having the right equipment, training facilities, nutrition, sparring partners, and money to cover personal expenses while training, can make a big difference in the performance of an athlete. [...]

Musing over Maravilla

By Ted Spoon: Rating fighters before they've retired is a good crack. When boxers add another chapter to their legacy the fanatics usually pipe up, involuntarily summoned to criticize or praise. And with these two extremes accounting for 90% of support it can make you feel obligated to say something that could be interpreted as objective. Sergio Martinez is, at the time of writing, at that tender [...]

Chavez Jr. tests positive for Marijuana, rematch with Sergio Martinez may be delayed

By Michael Collins: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO's) has allegedly tested positive for Marijuana in his drug test following his 12 round unanimous decision loss to Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO's) last Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chavez Jr. now faces a possible suspension of up to a 1 year as well as a possible forfeiture [...]

Sergio Martinez does a good deed

(Photo credit: Dibella Entertainment) New York, NY (9/19/12) - Just hours before he was to step into the ring for the most important fight of his life against the now former World Boxing Council (WBC) Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., The Ring Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez took the time to make a dream come true for one special family. Days before the fight, Martinez' camp received [...]

This Saturday: Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez replay followed by “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley” on HBO

It’s a special edition of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING when HBO Sports presents JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. VS. SERGIO MARTINEZ, the replay of their highly anticipated middleweight title fight, SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The HBO Sports team, which was ringside for the live coverage at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas, calls all the action, available in HDTV. Other [...]

Does Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. really want a rematch with Maravilla?

By Joseph Herron: Be careful what you ask for in boxing, because you just might get it. After the drama filled conclusion of Top Rank’s main event at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 15th, many questions remain concerning the heated rivalry between former WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and universally recognized 160 pound king Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez. While [...]

What’s next for Sergio Martinez?

By Frank Walsh: Last Saturday night's encounter between Julio Chavez Jr and Sergio Martinez contained all the elements that combined made for a classic encounter. With the precision of a surgeon, Martinez performed a near perfect operation on Chavez Jr. For 11 rounds Chavez Jr had no answer for Martinez. Proving near impossible to hold down, Martinez presented a boxing masterpiece before a sold out [...]