Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/2/14
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Boxing is abuzz with the outcome of Saturday's Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. bout, and justifiably so. After boxing Chavez's ears off for 10 straight rounds, Martinez decided to close the show by going toe-to-toe with the much bigger Chavez in the 11th, producing an electrifying brawl. This was a bad tactical decision on the part of Martinez, who relies on head movement and footwork rather than point defense for protection, and he got clobbered for it in the 12th. Credit: Will Hart - HBO With "Maravilla" so badly hurt that he did just about everything but grab Chavez and hang on, it looked like Chavez might finish the Argentine, or at least pound him sufficiently to bring on a stoppage. Every article I have seen on the Martinez vs. Chavez results liken the bout to 1990's Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor I, where Chavez, Sr. was out-boxed for much of the fight, but ultimately ground down and stopped Taylor in what remains one of the sport's most co...
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