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
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 Jermell Charlo: I'm Backing GGG, Canelo Avoided Me and Brother! Frampton Wants Title at 130-Pounds, Revenge on Santa Cruz Barclays Center Giving Away 2 Mayweather-McGregor Tix Saturday Lawrence Okolie Back in Action on September 1 at York Hall News: Carmona-Martinez, Claressa Shields, Sparrow-Laviolette Nate Diaz Being Courted To Walk Mayweather Out For McGregor Linares: I Want Mikey Garcia - But I Doubt He Returns To 135 Lomachenko Dares Rigondeaux To Do 'Winner Takes All' Bout Jarrell Miller Hungers To KO Washington Quicker Than Wilder Did Victor Ortiz Warns Conor McGregor About "Mayweather's Elbows" Verdejo Wants To Fight in September While Flanagan Recovers NSAC Exec: No Reason Not To Approve Mayweather-McGregor Lomachenko Smiles: I'd Like To Welcome Salido To My University Photos: Mauricio Herrera, Jesus Soto Karass - Open Workouts Mayweather-McGregor Tickets - Update For General Public Manager: 100-1 Odds That Crawford, Indongo Won't Fight Lipinets! Photos: Vasyl Lomachenko Grinding Hard For Marriaga Defense Photos: Victor Ortiz in Beast Mode For Ring Return Top Rank Exec: ESPN to Televise Beterbiev-Koelling Nonito Donaire Inks Promotional With Ringstar Sports Mayweather-McGregor Tickets: Latest Facts, Trends, Information Artur Beterbiev vs. Enrico Koelling Purse Bid Won By Top Rank Victor Ortiz vs. Saul Corral - Undercard Information Broner: My Back is Against The Wall, Everyone Counting Me Out Dillian Whyte vs. Michael Grant Set For August 19, Says Hearn Showtime To Have Three Boxing Presentations on Saturday Saunders: No American Bum Beats Me, P*ssy Golovkin is Next! Mayweather-McGregor - U.S. Cinema Information, Tickets Garcia's Coach: Perfect Timing For Lomachenko Bout By Year End Hearn Confident Joshua-Klitschko Rematch Will Be 11/11 in Vegas Mikael Lawal Inks Promotional Pact With Team Sauerland Shields: Jermall Charlo Will 'Give a Lot of Middleweights Hell' Robert Garcia: Adrien Broner is Very Strong, Very Tough Garcia: I'm Favored Because Broner Is Inconsistent, Not Skills Tony Bellew, David Haye in Talks For December Rematch Monroe Vows To Shock Saunders For Underdogs Everywhere Paul Butler Vows To Get Much "Clearer" Win Over Stuart Hall Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Undercard Information Farhood: If McGregor Goes 12, The Press Will Hammer Mayweather Virgil Hunter: Mayweather Stops McGregor or it Gets Stopped
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement