By: The Mad Boxing Genius
It doesn’t matter how it begins it only matters how it ends as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr gets schooled for 11 rounds before knocking down a badly hurt Sergio Martinez on his way to an official loss. Sergio Martinez however didn’t back down or run away as he decided to give his best Arturo Gatti impersonation by staying in the pocket and gave as good as he got ’till the very bitter end.
Sergio Martinez gave his props to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. saying he’d grant him a rematch or face anyone for that matter next. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr said he hurt Martinez more than anyone has ever hurt him.
Max Kellerman asked him what did his performance do for the Chavez name…IMO he did not enhance it but he did not humiliate the name either.
As for Canelo Alvarez vs Josesito Lopez, Canelo scored a 5th round victory over the man I’ve dubbed as “The Spoiler” over the last few days. Josesito showed heart getting dropped 3 times but getting up every time just couldn’t find the magic he mustered up against Victor Ortiz.
As for the undercards, it went as planned. The HBO card with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Vs Sergio Martinez was “The” Main Event, The Showtime undercard was”The” undercard as Marcos Maidana stops Jesus-Soto Karass in a fight of the year candidate and the Daniel Ponce De Leon vs Jhonny Gonzalez fight was not too shabby either as Ponce De Leon wins via scorecards as a butt stopped Gonzalez’ night.
In the first fight telecast of Showtime, the old warrior Eric Morel retires on his stool against Leo Santa Cruz in the 5th. The ripping left hooks that Santa Cruz was landing was painful to watch and though it was a surprise, it wasn’t an absolute shock that the fight ended before the final bell.
On the HBO undercard Guillermo Rigondeaux wins a tougher than expected victory getting rocked several times by Robert Marroquin. Joachim Alcine, my Canadian countryman gets stopped in the 1st by Matthew Macklin in the first round.