Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/27/12

8 Apr 1995: Julio Cesar Chavez and Giovanni Parisi throw punches at each other. Chavez won the fight in the 12th round. Mandatory Credit: Holly Stein /Allsport
The Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Sergio Martinez HBO Pay-Per-VIew on Saturday, September 15, did about 475,000 buys, according to a report on ESPN, citing HBO's official statement. That equals about $25 million of television revenue for the bout, and the buys greatly exceeds the original expectations of the promoters and networks. Credit: Will Hart - HBO While Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez fell short of anything in the Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao stratosphere, these certainly are very healthy numbers on their own merits. Let's not forget, it wasn't all too many years ago when Mayweather and Pacquiao fights were in the 300-400k range themselves. With that kind of backing, and the notable 12th round, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Chavez Jr vs. Martinez II in our future. Of course, I for one have no interest in seeing the bout. JCC Jr. got dominated for about 34 of 36 minutes, and I'd expect the same kind of performance the next time, only without the dramatic 12th. Not to mention ...
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