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Martinez: If Chavez Wants a Rematch, We'll Do a Rematch

Sergio Martinez survived a torrid final round to beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and claim the WBC middleweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday night. A series of left hands early in the final round of a memorable bout knocked the Argentinian down and had him badly hurt.

However, the challenger returned fire and hung on to reach the final bell in a fight that, until the knockdown, he had been dominating. Martinez won on points over twelve rounds – 117-110 and 118-109 on the other two cards – at a packed Thomas & Mack Centre. Until the final round, the 37-year-old Martinez, whose record now stands at 50-2-2, with 28 knockouts, was far too fast and skilful for Chavez, who dropped to 46-1-1, 32KOs.

"He fought a great fight and he was a lot tougher than I expected," Martinez said. "He showed great heart. If Julio wants a rematch, we'll do a rematch."

Promoter Lou DiBella said his fighter wanted to knock Chavez out, and may have taken more chances than he should have in a fight he had well under control.

"You saw a boxing clinic for 11 rounds and you saw an epic last round," DiBella said. "I don't know how he held on."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by danceswithfire on 09-17-2012

i would'nt want to see a rematch if the 12th round in which sergio was on a verge of getting ktfo did'nt happen ..but it did!

Comment by Virgil Caine on 09-17-2012

[QUOTE=AsianBigfoot;12522489]What rematch? a rematch is only for a closed fight not for a one man beat down Martinez schooled Chavez Jr. I think it proves everything that people had been accusing Chavez of being protected.[/QUOTE] The people calling for a…

Comment by AsianBigfoot on 09-17-2012

What rematch? a rematch is only for a closed fight not for a one man beat down Martinez schooled Chavez Jr. I think it proves everything that people had been accusing Chavez of being protected.

Comment by Johnny Dough on 09-16-2012

[QUOTE=Belowthe belt;12521412]Martinez needs a big paycheck at 38 yrs. Say 5 million for a Chavez rematch which he can lose and the next fight for another 5 million then retire.Mmmm????[/QUOTE] Da kid is a putz, he got beat up easy…

Comment by Belowthe belt on 09-16-2012

Martinez needs a big paycheck at 38 yrs. Say 5 million for a Chavez rematch which he can lose and the next fight for another 5 million then retire.Mmmm????

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