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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Martinez vs Chavez: Maravilla wins by UD 12

Photo Credits: Associated Press
Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez puts on a show and gives Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. a boxing clinic in their Middleweight bout at the Thomas and Mack Center Las Vegas Nevada. Martinez wins via unanimous decision with a wide margin on the judges official scorecards 117-110, 118-109 and 118-109.
Until 11 rounds, Chavez was unable to touch a very busy Martinez who keeps moving and circling around him—popping with jabs and lead straights. Chavez was chasing Martinez all night.

There were few occasions that Chavez connects when he corner Martinez through the ropes. However, Martinez was so quick on his feet to come out in the harms way.

Chavez is in a situation that requires him to knockout Martinez or else, it will be a blowout against his favor.

The frustrated Chavez has his moment in the last round when he drops Martinez. However, Martinez not only showed boxing skills, stamina but also his heart. Martinez is badly hurt, that eventually earn Chavez a 10–8 lin the last round but it is not enough to put the fight in his bag.

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