On Saturday night the WBC middleweight championship showdown between champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Irishman challenger Andy Lee will take place at the Sun Bowl in the border town city of El Paso, Texas.
I will be there ringside at the Sun Bowl to give you updates on the middleweight clash live as it happens.
Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31 KOs) is one of the most popular Mexican fighters around today and figures to have much of the crowd attending the bout behind him, while Lee (28-1, 20 KOs) looks to take down the champ in the biggest fight of his career.
Entering the fight off a unanimous decision victory over Marco Antonio Rubio this past February, Chavez Jr. will look to continue his undefeated record and keep his move to the top of the 160-pound division rolling along.
Lee enters the bout off an impressive second-round KO win over Saul Duran this past March, on the heels of avenging the only loss of his career, when he beat Brian Vera via unanimous decision last October.
There are big-time implications to the winner of Saturday's bout, as the winner is supposed to take on Sergio Martinez (per Ring Magazine), the ESPN No. 3 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, in September.
Stay tuned to this live blog for all the action leading up to the fight including the weigh-in on Friday afternoon and all the fight day happenings leading up to the main event.
HBO's telecast is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday and can be seen online via HBO GO.
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