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 pounding in losing by a lopsided 12 round decision to … Read Article
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 poster boy of the middleweight … Read Article
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. This is an aspect of a boxer’s performance that is not readily … Read Article
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.
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 of his entire $3 million purse … Read Article
(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 a touching letter stating that a family of … Read Article
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.… Read Article
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 the Argentine sharpshooter dominated JCC Jr. for eleven rounds … Read Article
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 crowd at the Thomas and Mack center.
Just as Martinez … Read Article
By Emilio Camacho, Esq. First, let me say that, of course, I know that Chavez did not win the fight. In fact, Martinez gave him the worst beating of his career. However, in the 12th round, Chavez Jr. took us back in history and most boxing experts were thinking about Chavez v. Taylor. Also, other fans, mostly Mexicans, started longing for the days when 15 round fights were norm.
This fight resembled a tight race … Read Article