Found September 11, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
This week's boxing schedule is brought to you by the earliest known photo of men drinking beer. Which is exactly TQBR plans to be doing this weekend, while watching some of the mountains of professional boxing being broadcast. At least those of us unlucky enough not to being going to Vegas to cover the fights live. It's a huge weekend, largely clustered around Saturday, but there are also some Friday and, strangely enough, Thursday fights. Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Undercard Roman Martinez vs. Miguel Beltran, Jr. Whodda thunk it? A Mexico vs. Puerto Rico match up on a pay-per-view undercard. Not that there's anything wrong with that. This junior lightweight bout should be a nice little warmup act for the main event, pitting Puerto Rican sledgehammer Rocky Martinez (25-1-1) against Mexican brawler Miguel Beltran Jr. (27-1). Martinez is a true knockout artist with a concussive right hand, while Beltran is more of a typical Mexican swarmer. T...

Chavez vs. Martinez predictions: Official staff picks from the team

Staff Predictions: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Sergio Martinez There's been a ton of buildup to this fight, and now it's finally around the corner. We've talked to the team here at, and compiled our Chavez vs. Martinez predictions to offer you a thorough preview of the fight and what you can expect to see. Can Chavez shock the world? If Martinez wins...

Would a Chavez win over Martinez be better for boxing?

First, a disclaimer: I'm rooting for Sergio Martinez and have picked him to defeat Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. this weekend. Unless Martinez suddenly gets old, my boxing smarts say he has most of the advantages going into this fight, and besides, I have never been able to get past the way JC, Jr. got his WBC belt in the first place. Even so, as a boxing pundit, I sometimes think...

TQBR Roundtable: Sergio Martinez Vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr./Saul Alvarez Vs. Josesito Lopez Edition

Seems like it has been ages, but it’s big fight time once again. Like we do for all the biggest bouts, the TQBR staff writers sat down to nut out our thoughts on the weekend’s boxing and pugilistic politics. The roundtable is virtual, since we’re in different corners of the globe, but the talk is real. REAL TALK. (How much longer will Sergio Martinez wear the middleweight...

Chavez Jr. looks to become star like father

He's the son of a great champion, and for most of his career that's about all Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was known for. Now he's a star in his own right, headlining a big Mexican Independence Day weekend fight card just like his father used to do in his prime. Unlike his father, though, the jury is still out on just how good of a fighter Chavez Jr. really is. That figures...

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. wants proof of Sergio Martinez Vandalism

More than a week back, Sergio Martinez was scheduled to have a media day at the Knuckleheadz Boxing Club in Ventura, CA. That of course was cancelled as Martinez was the alleged victim of vandalism to his car, house as well as receiving menacing phone calls at home. It prompted his promoter Lou DiBella to [...]

Martinez dominates to win title from Chavez Jr.

For 11 rounds, Sergio Martinez did everything he wanted, including giving Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. the beating he promised. Then came a wild 12th round that will be talked about in boxing for a long time to come. Bleeding from the nose and his face bruised from the hands of Martinez, Chavez somehow found a way to land a left hook and then another that put Martinez on the canvas before...

Chavez vs. Martinez final presser photo gallery, quotes & notes

The final press conference for the upcoming Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez middleweight championship fight was held on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas. Right here, fight fans can check out a collection of Chavez Jr. vs Martinez quotes and a few pictures from the presser as well, as we continue to move ahead through fight week on our way to Saturday night's huge...

Fight Now TV offering plenty of Chavez-Martinez & Canelo-Lopez coverage

Fight Now TV today announced it will begin its Live wall-to-wall news coverage featuring two of boxing's biggest cards taking place on the same night this weekend, with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Sergio Martinez and Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez. Fight Now TV will be offering a wide range of coverage for these events, including footage from the press conferences, weigh...

Sergio Martinez Manager reveals Top Rank and Golden Boy declined to promote Sergio Martinez

With Sergio Martinez headlining his first PPV bout this Saturday against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is it only a matter of time before “Maravilla” becomes a household star? Many think that if he would of had the backing of a promoter such as Top Rank Boxing or Golden Boy Promotions that he would already be [...]

De La Hoya & Chavez Sr. sit down for conversation on ESPN Deportes El Bar

Oscar De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. sit down to talk for the first time since fighting in 1998 ESPN Deportes continues to produce original content with the premiere of the network’s new show, El Bar, Friday, September 14 at 9 p.m. ET. El Bar joins boxing luminaries Oscar De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. for an in-depth interview during the first installment of the...

Martinez wins despite late scare

For 11 rounds, Sergio Martinez did everything he wanted, including giving Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. the beating he promised. Then came a wild 12th round that will be talked about in boxing for a long time to come. Bleeding from the nose and his face bruised from the hands of Martinez, Chavez somehow found a way to land a left hook and then another that put Martinez on the canvas before...

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. “Sergio Martinez can be beat! No one is invincible!”

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. is the very definition of a walking legend. The elder Chavez amassed a record of 107 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, with 89 knockouts. For you new fans of the sport, something like that is unheard of these days..but wait it gets better! He holds records for most successful consecutive [...]

Grand arrivals for Chavez & Martinez on Tuesday at the Wynn in Vegas

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., 46-0-1, 32 KOs), of Culiacán, México, and  Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, will make their Las Vegas Grand Arrivals to officially kickoff Fight Week, tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11, at the South Valet Entrance of Wynn Las Vegas (3131...

Full video: Chavez Jr. vs Martinez 24/7 episode 2

So a couple of guys are fighting this Saturday night - Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez -- have you heard? Yea, there's been just a bit of coverage on that over the past few weeks. Well, to help you continue your pre-fight preparations, right here you can check out the full video of 24/7 Chavez vs. Martinez episode 2, which debuted on HBO last Saturday night. Sit back...

Special Thursdya night FNF: Jessie Vargas vs. Aron Martinez

On Thursday September 13, undefeated Welterweight contender “The New Generation” Jessie Vargas (19-0, 9 KOs) will meet Aron “The Killer” Martinez (18-1-1, 4 KOs) in the 10-round main event in an ESPN Boxing: Friday Night Fights Special Edition presented by Corona Extra. As part of ESPN and HBO Sports’ new multi-year boxing programming and marketing agreement, ESPN and...
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