Martinez vs. Chavez Jr.: Live Round-by-Round Results and Review
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. versus Sergio Martinez is a deadly rivalry.
Martinez says his world title was stolen. Chavez says he's earned it fair and square, and will prove himself worthy to hold it when they meet in the ring.
That is the question that will be answered Saturday night when both men enter the ring to fight for the prestigious WBC middleweight world title as well as the The Ring Magazine championship.
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Good victory for Martinez. I want either Gennady Golovkin or Andre Ward for him next. Chavez should move up and face Kelly Pavlik.
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Good fight. I don't want to see a rematch though. Martinez dominated too much for a rematch to even be necessary.
Do I want Martinez to have the big money that comes with another HBO Pay-Per-View?
Do I want Martinez to fight Chavez a million times? Nope.
Dave Carlson calls Round 12 "That last round was the longest round I have ever witnessed."
Martinez has agreed that he will give Chavez a rematch.
Martinez has won by unanimous decision on the official scorecards.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Twelve
Martinez has been knocked down and is hurt. Martinez put his true colors on display with an amazing display of heart after a great showing.
Chavez hurt him badly and won this round, but definitely does not win this fight.
Chavez 10-8. Martinez wins on my scorecard 117-110.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Eleven
Chavez digs deep to try to land against Martinez against the ropes, but Martinez comes back hard after every close quarters encounter.
Martinez is making Chavez move back with every flurry.
Carlson's Scorecard: 110-99.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Ten
Martinez complains of a headbutt after giving Chavez a jabbing clinic. Chavez pushes Martinez down. Martinez and Chavez get into a short trade of jabs before the bell rings.
Carlson's Scorecard: Martinez 100-90.
Carlson is calling Chavez a "frustrated fighter after losing 10 rounds."
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Nine
Martinez has been moving quite a bit as Chavez is chasing to try to land something huge. Chavez can't seem to land anything meaningful even with Martinez not doing too much.
Carlson's Scorecard: 90-81, Martinez.
Carlson gives Martinez Round 8 and says Maravilla is putting on a clinic.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Eight
Chavez follows Martinez and then pops him what would normally be a lethal right straight.
Chavez is landing some nice shots. Martinez maneuvers out of a rope as his left eye squeezes out a little blood, likely from the straight right.
Chavez 10-9. Martinez 79-73.
Carlson says Martinez is winning by a mile.
And I don't see Chavez catching up. It's knockout or nothing.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Seven
Chavez is keeping his space a little and now running a little from Martinez. Chavez is being beaten to a pulp. A river of blood is flowing from his nose.
Chavez is not getting anything in that can hurt Martinez. Chavez is beckoning Martinez while Martinez performs surgery on Chavez's face.
Chavez gets a small moment when Martinez is on the ropes, but Martinez has definitely won the round.
Carlson's Scorecard: 70-63.
Carlson has Martinez again. Martinez 60-54.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Six
Martinez is taking off from hitting and basically splitting throughout this round. Chavez is chasing him more and occasionally popping him with some decent jabs.
Chavez lands a glancing uppercut and is moving in for some nice bodyshots. Martinez lands a beautiful flurry to take the round with 30 seconds left to go.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Five
Chavez started dropping his hands, but Martinez is making him pay double-time.
Chavez has been landed on by a lot of flurries in this round. I know he has a great chin, but this is too much.
Carlson's scorecard: 50-45.
Carlson gives Martinez the Fourth Round, but believes Chavez almost won the round.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Four
Martinez is taking a few more flush shots from Chavez. Is Martinez getting tired?
Martinez moved to the right about a few steps from a mean Chavez right hook to the body.
Martinez is showboating a ton, but Chavez is not deterred.
Martinez caught Chavez with a mean right to end the round.
Though it was close, I give it to Martinez. 40-36, Martinez.
Carlson gives Martinez the third round.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Three
Martinez is being backed out and is throwing some hard jabs that are moving Chavez and keeping him at bay.
They're trading some tough leather. Martinez is getting pounded every time his butt touches the ropes.
Martinez wins the round, but only barely on my card.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round Two
Chavez is starting to get some decent body shots. Martinez tried a little short phone booth battle.
Martinez got in enough stiff jabs to win it.
Carlson's Scorecard 20-18, Martinez.
Carlson gives Martinez the first round. 10-9.
Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez: Round One
Before I continue, Chavez has some nice bright neon green shoes.
Martinez laid a few good jabs and is feinting while chasing Chavez.
Chavez threw absolutely nothing as he studied Martinez to death.
I can definitely see him opening up in the next round.
Round One ends.
Michael Buffer is on announcement duty as usual.
Dave Carlson, my fellow Bleacher Report writer will provide the occasional commentary as well as a second opinion.
Chavez Jr. is coming to the ring with his father leading the way and his whole team sporting the red bandanna made famous by Chavez Sr.
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