Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Martinez's Adviser: Chavez Jr. is Now His Own Legend

By Chris Robinson

Last night, inside of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Argentina’s Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez pulled out a tremendous win over a game but outmatched Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to reclaim the WBC middleweight crown that was stripped from him in early 2011.

Martinez was in control throughout the contest, dominating the first eleven rounds before suffering a huge knockdown in the twelfth after Chavez caught him with a barrage of punches. Martinez would rise and finish the fight trading blows, as he won a unanimous decision verdict by scores of 118-109 twice and 117-110.

Shortly after the victory, I caught up with Martinez’s adviser Sampson Lewkowicz, who admitted that he was on the edge of his seat during that frantic final round when his fighter went down.

“I was I had pampers,” Lewkowicz quipped. “Because it was a scary moment.”

Chavez may have been outclassed throughout the duration of the first eleven rounds, but he never stopped coming forward and showed a strong will. For that, Lewkowicz gave his respect.

“You have a warrior, he’s the son of a legend, and now he’s his own legend,” Lewkowicz said of the 26-year old Chavez. “He fought like a champ.”

Throughout the lead up of the fight, Martinez had made it known that he was going to be eyeing a fight with undefeated superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. but Lewkowicz insists there is unfinished business with Chavez.

“Personally, I prefer the rematch,” stated Lewkowicz. “To be very clear that it was an accident.”

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has expressed interested in staging a Martinez-Chavez rematch in his huge stadium and Lewkowicz feels it’s a natural fit.

“Definitely, it would sell out the place like it sold out this one," said Lewkowicz.

For more exclusive coverage from Chris Robinson please SUBSCRIBE to his  CRHarmony YouTube  page and check out more features below
Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. COVERAGE
Chris Robinson is based out Las Vegas, Nevada. He can be reached at  [email protected]
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 09-17-2012

[QUOTE=RL_GMA;12523046]It's amazing what one round can do. Chavez is utterly dominated for 11 rounds, drops Martinez in the 12th, still loses, and now he's a legend? [IMG]http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/101/771/1879f18e_e542_e1c6.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] LOL at the TMT sig. :haha:

Comment by RL_GMA on 09-17-2012

It's amazing what one round can do. Chavez is utterly dominated for 11 rounds, drops Martinez in the 12th, still loses, and now he's a legend? [IMG]http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/101/771/1879f18e_e542_e1c6.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by ddangerous on 09-17-2012

[QUOTE=demonlight;12521818]The immediate moments after the fight, I had gained a shred of respect for Chavez Jr. I mean hell, I STILL can't believe the fight even happened in the first place. I even felt sorry for him for being so…

Comment by zero188 on 09-17-2012

Its sad knowing Martinez and his team are literally forcing those words to come out, knowing deep down inside that: 1. It is not true. Chavez is still the same fighter....... 2. They are only saying it because Martinez got…

Comment by iniduoh on 09-17-2012

I understand that he wants to put in a good word for Jr. but lets not get carried away. Just say Jr. put up a hell of a fight and gave a good account of himself and lets leave it…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (56)
Top Headlines Jezreel Corrales vs. Alberto Machado - Training Camp Notes Rosa vs. Evans Tops ShoBox Quadrupleheader, November 10 Photos: Murat Gassiev, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk - Putting in Work Takam: I'm Not Scared - 80,000 Joshua Fans Means Nothing To Me Lemieux: Saunders About To Get Destroyed, Will Feel A lot of Pain! Hearn: Wilder, Parker Do Not Warrant a 50-50 Split With Joshua! News: Boxing Hall of Fame Update, Isaac Zarate, Marcus Bates Saunders Confident: Lemieux Looks Good Against B-Level Fighters! Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam: Phil Edwards To Referee Gabe Flores Back on Nov. 17 at Reno/Sparks Convention Center Parker vs. Fury: WBO Rejects Protest To Rescore The Fight Abel Sanchez Pleased With Murat Gassiev's Work For Wlodarczyk Joshua: There are Still People Who Doubt, Want Me To Lose Sadam Ali: Been Huge Underdog Before, I've Proved People Wrong Photos: Anthony Joshua Training in Beast Mode For Carlos Takam Roach: Cotto Would've Been Criticized for Beating Smaller Garcia Crolla Responds To Flanagan: Talks Burns Fight, Ritson, Future 'Boxing Kings' Details When Americans Ruled at Heavyweight Joshua Reveals That Takam Confronted Him After Breazeale Win DeGale: Badou Jack is Not in My Class at All - I Want Rematch! De La Hoya: If Lemieux Wins - Canelo Fight Possible if No Golovkin Erickson Lubin's Future is Up To Him Murata: N'dam First, Ultimately Shooting for GGG-Canelo Winner 'PBC on FOX' Tripleheader Averaged 1.48 Million Viewers Saturday Pulev: It Was Tough Decision To Withdraw From Joshua Fight Bermane Stiverne Signs Contract For Deontay Wilder Rematch Anthony Joshua Admits He's in "No Rush" To Fight in United States Showtime Viewership Went Down During Lara-Gausha Main Event Luis Nery Sets Return, Faces Arthur Villanueva on November 4 Rey Vargas To Defend WBC Belt in HBO Co-Feature To Cotto vs. Ali News: Hall of Fame Update, Steve Forbes Sets Card, More Damien Vazquez, Blair Cobbs, Tye Brooks Win in Mexico HBO Sports Head: I Commend Cotto For Facing a Young, Hungry Ali Saunders vs. Lemieux Deal Reached For December 16, HBO Photos: Miguel Cotto, Sadam Ali - Go Face To Face in New York Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy’s Prez: Open to Rematch in March Joshua: Takam is Tough, Late Switch Has Not Affected Camp Malignaggi: I'm The Biggest Fight, Biggest Money For McGregor! Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison Grinding Hard at Workouts Hearn Feels Takam Will Be More Durable Than Pulev in Joshua Bout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement