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Chavez-Rubio Does Big Ratings, 19 Million Fans in Mexico

By Salvador Rodriguez

Saturday's twelve round decision win by WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., against Marco Antonio "Veneno" Rubio, was viewed in Mexico by over 19 million fans. The television broadcast reached a 16 point rating mark, which added to the nearly six and a half million (5.4 rating points ) fans who watched the fight involving Robert 'Massa' Ortiz. At the end of the day, over 25 million television viewers were watching boxing in Mexico on Saturday.

According to figures, Julio's impact on Mexican television improved from his last fight, which reached a rating mark of 15 points [18 million] for the November TKO win over Peter Manfredo Jr.

The Rubio fight generated greater expectations after Chavez struggled to make the middleweight limit of 160 pounds last Friday. After a twenty minute delay, Chavez weighed in at 159.5 pounds, but rehydrated to 181 on the day of the fight.

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by liuj88 on 02-09-2012

[QUOTE=croz;11762615]It got almost a [B]1.9 rating on HBO[/B] in the US which is an excellent number for that channel. That same fight put on a major network could draw over 15 million people with zero promo behind. According to a…

Comment by liuj88 on 02-09-2012

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;11759769]This is why JCC JR calls the shots. Until Sergio Martinez can sell out an elementary school cafeteria, he has no business calling out the El Dinero de Vaca.[/QUOTE] JCC Jr. can sell out all the stadiums he wants, but…

Comment by croz on 02-09-2012

[QUOTE=el malo;11759606][b]in mexico[/b] being the key phrase. I wish those numbers were the same in the u.s.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=New England;11759602]boxing in mexico is the real deal i wish it was one tenth as strong in the states as it is in…

Comment by budfr on 02-08-2012

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;11759769]This is why JCC JR calls the shots. Until Sergio Martinez can sell out an elementary school cafeteria, he has no business calling out the El Dinero de Vaca.[/QUOTE] Sergio Martinez has some followers besides some Argentineans. I am one…

Comment by Antwuan Maxx on 02-08-2012

[QUOTE=el malo;11760966]the tv ratings in this article are for mexico only, nothing to do with the states.[/QUOTE] This is from Kevin Iole's Twitter regarding the HBO numbers : [quote] Kevin Iole The @filipinoflash fight on Saturday did 1.5 milllion viewers.…

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