Sunday, 16 September 2012

Man vs Boy - Martinez schools Chavez Jnr

Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr vs Sergio Martinez - WBC Middleweight Title

For 11 and a half rounds at the Thomas and Mack Centre in Vegas, Sergio Martinez was giving the son of a legend Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr the boxing lesson of his life. THEN....BOOM a barrage of punches by the much bigger Chavez Jnr brought back family memories stretching way back to 1990 when Chavez Snr saved his world title by knocking out Meldrick Taylor with 2 seconds left in their epic fight. This time though the challenger recovered..JUST to see out a unanimous decision in front of a packed and noisy audience with many fans flying in from Argentina to cheer on their boxing hero.

At the start of the fight it was revealed that Chavez Jnr had refused to step on the HBO unofficial scales to see how much weight the fighter had put on after the weigh in. Remember Chavez came in 2 full pounds under the 160lb limit, a limit he has struggled to make in previous fights before putting on an average of 20.5lbs in his last 3 fights. Chavez Jnr's training schedule was also questioned due to his showing on the popular HBO 24/7 series which follows the fighters daily activities, training schedules etc etc. Hall of Famer boxing Trainer Freddie Roach was certainly not happy on numerous occasions as the Champion refused to come to the gym to do his work preferring to train in his own living room.

Martinez did come fully prepared, an experienced champion who is at the peak of his powers at 37. Many saw the Argentine as the champion as he was wrongfully stripped of the title by Chavez Jnr's godfather and president of the WBC Jose Suliman. At the weigh in yesterday Martinez scaled a solid 159lbs again under the protracted limit of 160lbs.

At the start of the fight it was evident in the size difference between both fighters. Martinez was dwarfed by the massive Chavez Jnr with many guessing that the Mexican was anywhere between 180 and 190lbs. The big advantages that Martinez held over his younger opponent was that basically hes the much better fighter as for 11 rounds he was faster, moved better, punched harder, punched more and was about to post a shutout before getting caught in the last round. For 5 rounds Chavez Jnr did nothing, Martinez was boxing rings around him whilst Chavez Jnr plodded after the Argentine.

It was the story of the fight until that last round, Martinez totally dominated before being caught although i don't agree with some of the HBO crew and some in cyberworld that because of the last round Chavez Jnr deserves a rematch???. winning 1 round in a fight that was quite close to call does not merit a rematch in my eyes, I wonder if DON Jose will order it though, an immediate rematch really wouldn't surprise me at all, Dallas Cowboys Stadium has already been mentioned.

Below is my scorecard along with all the fan and press scores for this fight.

Fightscorecollectors Card

Round 1.... 10-9 Martinez
Round 2.... 10-9 Martinez
Round 3.... 10-9 Martinez
Round 4.... 10-9 Martinez
Round 5.... 10-9 Martinez
Round 6.... 10-9 Martinez
Round 7.... 10-9 Martinez
Round 8.... 10-9 Martinez
Round 9.... 10-9 Martinez
Round 10.. 10-9 Martinez
Round 11.. 10-9 Martinez
Round 12.. 9-10 Chavez Jnr

TOTAL : 118-109 Martinez

Judges Scores : Stanley Christodoulou (SA) 117-110 Martinez
                          Adalaide Byrd (USA)..........118-109 Martinez
                         Dave Moretti (USA).............118-109 Martinez


Boxing Press, Fan and Boxing Forums Scores----------89-0 in favor of Martinez

Harold Lederman (HBO) 118-109 Martinez

Cliff Roid (Boxingscene) 117-110 Martinez

Kevin Iole ( 118-109 Martinez

Dan Rafael (ESPN) 118-110 Martinez

Scott Christ ( 118-109 Martinez

FightGhost (Twitter) 117-110 Martinez

Phil D Jay ( 118-109 Martinez

Shaun Brown (Boxingscene) 118-109 Martinez

Tommy Allan ( 118-109 Martinez

Michael Rosenthal ( 118-109 Martinez

Ramon Aranda ( 117-110 Martinez

David Diaz (twitter) 118-109 Martinez

Darren Velasco ( 117-110 Martinez

FightHype UK 118-110 Martinez

Proboxingfans - Jake 118-109 Martinez

Jake Donovan (BoxingScene) 117-110 Martinez

Ray Markarian ( 117-110 Martinez

Boxing Tribune 117-110 Martinez

Kieran Mulvaney (ESPN) 118-109 Martinez

Michael Woods ( 118-110 Martinez

No Holds Barred 117-110 Martinez

Ron Borges (Boston Herald) 117-110 Martinez

Ben Thompson ( 118-109 Martinez

Tom Gray ( 118-109 Martinez

Saddoboxing forum - *all for Martinez* 118-109 x4

Boxingasylum forum *all for Martinez* 118-109 x3, 116-114, 117-110

Livefight forum 118-109 Martinez

Fighthype Forum *all for Martinez* 118-109 x3

Fightjudge Forum *all for Martinez* 118-109 x7 , 115-112 x2, 117-110 x2. 117-110, 118-110

Ringnews24 Forum 118-109 Martinez

Doghouseboxing Forum *all for Martinez* 118-109 x5, 118-110

Boxrec Forum *all for Martinez* 118-109 x3, 115-112, 116-112

Eastsideboxing Forum *all for Martinez* 118-109 x5, 118-110, 117-110, 117-111

Boxingscene Forum *all for Martinez* 118-109 x11, 117-110 x2

Checkhookboxing Forum *all for Martinez* 116-111 x2, 118-110 x2, 118-109 x3

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