Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. insists that discipline problems are behind him, that he doesn’t care about rival Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, and that the time is right to beat middleweight champ Sergio Martinez, who he fights on Sept. 15.
Promoter Lou DiBella is considering the cancelation of all media appearances by RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez to promote his Sept. 15 bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the wake of threats against the fighter.
WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. weighs 176 pounds 30 days prior to making his defense against RING champion Sergio Martinez, who is currently tipping the scales at 174.
Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez has a big fight with Jason Escalera on Sept. 29 — six years to the day from when his twins, Serena and Edwin Jr., barely survived their premature births.
Freddie Roach on his conversation with Amir Khan: “I had a very nice breakfast with Shah Khan and Amir. So we had a nice meeting yesterday, and no one talked about getting fired.”
Feisty at fifty: Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. says RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has “been talking a lot of bulls–t.” Martinez meets his son, WBC beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas.
Can aging RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez stop young juggernaut Julio Cesar Chavez, the unbeaten WBC beltholder? The two are scheduled to meet in a pay-per-view showdown this fall.
HBO commentator Jim Lampley calls Duane Ford, one of two referees who had Tim Bradley defeating Manny Pacquiao, “a standup guy.” Ford will be a guest on Lampley’s Fight Game, which airs Saturday night.