Found September 19, 2012 on Pro Boxing Fans:
Just hours before he was to step into the ring for the most important fight of his life against the now former WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., The Ring Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez took the time to make a dream come true for one special family. Days before the fight, Martinez' camp received a touching letter stating that a family of five was driving 550 miles from Albuquerque, NM, to attend the fight to see Sergio, their favorite fighter.  The family's two oldest sons are severely disabled, with the oldest suffering from Cerebral Palsy while his brother has Downs Syndrome.  The oldest son's birthday had just passed on September 14, and while they knew their request "would be a stretch," they asked if Sergio could meet the boys. Credit: DBE "Even though I was deep in my preparation and focused on the fight later that night, my team told me about a special request from a fan who was traveling very far with his sons...

Chavez Jr. tests positive for pot

A Top Rank Inc. spokesman says middleweight boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. tested positive for marijuana after his first professional loss last weekend in Las Vegas. Top Rank spokesman Lee Samuels read a statement Wednesday saying the promoter was reviewing the report of a positive marijuana test. He says the 26-year-old Chavez will explain the results before the Nevada State Athletic...

Chavez Jr vs. Martinez replay on HBO Saturday, Sept 22

HBO Sports presents the replay of the highly anticipated middleweight title fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez this Saturday, September 22 at 9:30 p.m. on HBO. The HBO Sports team, which was ringside for the live coverage at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas, calls all the action, available in HDTV. If you didn't get the PPV, this is a great...

Pablo Sarmiento not interested in a Ward/Martinez bout at 168; Wants Martinez to move down to 154

If you boxing fans were banking on a dream fight between super middleweight kingpin Andre Ward and Sergio Martinez, keep dreaming. Pablo Sarmiento, the trainer of Martinez tells our Marcos Villegas that they are not interested in the bout at 168lbs, “Now everyone wants to fight Sergio. Sergio is not moving up in weight anymore. [...]

Sergio Martinez would physically hurt Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. in a rematch

The Ring and WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez defeated Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. by a unanimous decision to win the WBC middleweight title on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite fighting with … Continue reading →

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. tests positive for weed; Bob Arum campaigns for legalization of marijuana

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. made headlines on Wednesday when it was revealed he tested positive for marijuana after losing his fight with Sergio Martinez, but it’s what his promoter said in response that stole the show. Chavez Jr. could be facing discipline from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his second positive post-fight test in the state in the past three years. In November...

Stick and Move: Boxing news radio show

Listen to our latest episode of our boxing radio show, Stick and Move, as we recap all the recent news in the sweet science. In this show we will analyze the thrilling Sergio Martinez versus Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight, and we will also discuss Canelo Alvarez's spectacular knockout victory. To hear this episode, click below: Listen to internet radio with TheDailySportsHerald...

Weekend Afterthoughts, Featuring What's Next For Sergio Martinez, Fight And Round Of The Year ...

Boxing did not, after all, eat itself this past weekend. Thrilling fights and thrilling moments came like slot machine pings one after the other Saturday, sounding in places both expected and unexpected, keeping boxing fans feeling like they were lived in a near-constant state of jackpot. Two shows on two rival channels by two rival promoters weren't expected to pack two houses...

After testing positive for weed, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. again proves to be a spoiled malcontent

After relinquishing the WBC middleweight title by a unanimous decision to The Ring and WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. tested positive for marijuana Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. … Continue reading →

Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez teaches Chavez, Jr. a boxing lesson and reclaims his title

All photos:  Top RankSergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO’s) took back his WBC Middleweight championship belt on Saturday night when he taught the spoiled Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (46-1-1, 32 knockouts) a boxing lesson for eleven and a half rounds. After using his stiff jab the entire fight against the taller and heavier Chavez, Martinez was able to punish him just as...

Chavez Jr. flunks drug test for marijuana

Promoter Bob Arum's plans for a spring 2013 rematch between middleweight champ Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) andJulio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) may be put on the back burner because of a recent report that Chavez tested positive for marijuana use in the aftermath of his loss to Martinez this past Saturday nights.  Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada...

Freddie Roach tells Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. one missed training session and I quit

We got on trainer Freddie Roach’s case for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s poor performance last weekend against Sergio Martinez, but it looks like Chavez Jr. is the one largely to blame. Roach complained that Chavez Jr. wasn’t following proper training in his preparation for the Martinez fight, and then on Wednesday we learned that Chavez Jr. also smoked marijuana leading up to...

Pound for pound update: Do both Ward and Martinez leapfrog Pacquiao?

Following the flurry of big fights over the past few weekends, we're definitely due for an update to our top 20 pound for pound list. Our last update came in June, following fights including both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who have been entrenched as the number 1 and 2 fighters in the world for years on end. This time, our number 3 and 4 fighters, Sergio Martinez and...

Things That Pissed Me Off Last Week In The World Of Sports

The replacement refs aren’t any good. You know it, I know it, the refs know it, the players know it, the coaches know it. The refs’ parents know it. These guys all suck to the point that I feel bad watching the games. I shouldn’t have sympathy while watching the NFL, but these refs have taught me how to feel emotions that I never knew could be tied to the game of football....
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