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Martinez's Trainer: Rematch, Sergio Knocks Chavez Out

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Pablo Sarmiento, the trainer of WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2-, 28KOs), believes his fighter will knock Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32KOs) out in a planned November rematch. Martinez dominated their September fight, but Chavez came on in the twelfth and final round to nearly stop the Argentine boxer.

Chavez claims Martinez is trying to avoid a rematch. Sarmiento denies that. He says their side is also very interested in a rematch because Martinez wants to set things straight for what happened in the final round. Sarmiento feels his fighter was unable to get a knockout in the first fight because of several pre-existing injuries. A few weeks after the fight, Martinez had surgery on his right knee.

“We also want the second fight, because, first of all, Julius Cesar Chávez earned the right to get the rematch with [his performance in the final round of the] fight, and our entire team wants it to happen. I believe that Sergio, in a new fight, would beat Chavez by knockout," Sarmiento said.

Martinez will face Martin Murray on April 27th in Argentina. Chavez will appear next month before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to receive his punishment for testing positive for marijuana following the Martinez fight.  Top Rank and Zanfer Promotions want to bring Chavez back in May.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by M4RK on 01-13-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;12911994]He hurt Chavez several times, I thought dude was going to take a knee around the 10th or something. Martinez knows where the openings are and the more Chavez throws, the more worse off it will be for him in…

Comment by M4RK on 01-13-2013

Not sur about ko cos chavez has a Granite chin, but maybe stoppage. He busted chavezs face pretty bad last time. Never know pwill also had granite chin, also pacman. Anyone can be koed with the right punch.

Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 01-12-2013

[QUOTE=brickcityboxing;12912281]Lets hope he hasn't[B] lost any mobility[/B] (knee) his foot speed is key as he never allows Chavez to set hit feet and tee off by constantly pivoting ... If he lost a step or two due to his injury…

Comment by brickcityboxing on 01-12-2013

Lets hope he hasn't lost any mobility (knee) his foot speed is key as he never allows Chavez to set hit feet and tee off by constantly pivoting ... If he lost a step or two due to his injury…

Comment by BigAlexSand on 01-12-2013

Wouldn't be surprised. Sergio was just picking the kid apart, and Chavez.did a whole lot of nothing till the 12th. Only delusional fans would say Chavez was having a good fight at any point, even up to his assault in…

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