Sergio Martinez: I’m going to KO Chavez Jr. and make it look easy this Saturday
By Eric Thomas: Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO’s) wants to destroy WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KO’s) and leave no question about who the better man is by knocking the young 26-year-old Chavez Jr. clean out this Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Martinez said this as quoted by Dan Rafael “I am going to knock him out and make it look easy.”
Martinez seems to be dead serious about wanting to KO Chavez Jr. Some fighters just do a lot of talking in order to try and pump up the pay per view numbers so that they can make more name, but Martinez is someone that actually believes in what he’s saying. He really wants to KO Chavez Jr. and he does think it’s going to be easy.
Martinez has analyzed Chavez Jr’s fighting style and noted that he’s slow and he doesn’t fight well with both hands. He’s got a good left hook, but his right hand is a much lesser threat for him.
A loss for Chavez Jr. will definitely hurt, because he’s been saying to everyone that he deserves to be up there with Martinez, but if he can’t hang with him then it’s only going to further prove to a lot of boxing fans that Chavez Jr. was a paper champion all along.
Chavez Jr. thinks he can wear Martinez down with pressure the same way that Chavez Jr. has been doing against many of his opponents in the past four years. He thinks that if he can apply enough pressure on Martinez, the aging fighter will slow down allowing Chavez Jr. to take control over the fight and win.
The pressure is Chavez Jr’s only chance of winning he can’t beat Martinez if the fight is allowed to stay on the outside where Martinez is the much better fighter. Chavez Jr. has to take the fight in close and hope he can use his size to get the better of the smaller Martinez.