Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sergio Martinez says Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. "will suffer a lot" in Saturday's fight - ESPN

 Blogger Assessment:

Saturday Night will see who is "all talk"  and my guess ia\s Martinez will prevail by KO'ing Chavez who is a tall opponent tailor made for looping punches by Martinez...But Boxing is always full of surprises.

Sergio Martinez
Marty Rosengarten for Sergio Martinez, coming off an all-time great knockout of Paul Williams in November 2011, was stripped of the WBC belt that is now in the possession of Saturday's opponent, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Expert's View:

Trash-talking, KO-predicting lineal champ taking Saturday's fight personally

Originally Published: September 13, 2012
By Dan Rafael |
"In 2010, Martinez outpointed Kelly Pavlik to win the lineal championship and two alphabet belts. The WBO quickly stripped him, but Martinez preferred the WBC belt anyway. He defended it against Paul Williams in November 2010, scoring a spectacular second-round knockout that was the consensus KO of the Year. But then the WBC stripped Martinez when he didn't face interim titlist Sebastian Zbik -- because HBO, which was bankrolling Martinez's career, refused to approve Zbik as an opponent.

 Even after the WBC made Martinez the mandatory challenger for Chavez's belt, it took time for the fight to be made. The WBC refused to order the fight and Top Rank, Chavez's promoter, was in no hurry to make it, wanting Chavez to gain experience while Martinez grew older."

Sergio Martinez says Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. "will suffer a lot" in Saturday's fight - ESPN


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