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 Last update:  9/13/2012       Read more by Osman Rodriguez         
   
Roach: Martinez Not Capable of a High Pace For Twelve
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By Osman Rodriguez

Trainer Freddie Roach has studied several of Sergio Martinez's fights. In particular, Roach studied Martinez's 2010 twelve round decision victory over Kelly Pavlik. On Saturday Martinez (49-2-2, 28KOs) will face Roach's boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32KOs) for the WBC middleweight title at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Roach felt Martinez is not capable of fighting for twelve hard rounds at a high pace.

"It shows some things that we can take advantage of in the fight. He took some of the middle rounds off because he can't fight twelve rounds at a high pace. He does take rounds off. He's actually a very smart fighter because he gave Pavlik some momentum and made him confident and that it allowed him to walk into that left hand and it hurt him badly," Roach said.

"With Martinez, you have to recognize when he wants to rest and when he wants to fight. What we worked on with, a lot of strategy, is to know when he wants to rest and when he's setting you up with that counter-punch. When he's trying to rest you have to make him fight."

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Sergio Martinez , Freddie Roach , Chavez-Martinez , Chavez vs Martinez



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comment by Suavecito80, on 09-14-2012
[QUOTE=Alpha & Omega]Does anyone actually remember when a Roach prediction was actually right? I think he has been wrong the last 10-12 times predicting what will happen in fights for his fighters. A Roach victory prediction is quickly become the kiss of death, like when a fighter is trained by B...

comment by vacon04, on 09-14-2012
I'm pretty sure now after the weigh in that Chavez Jr can handle 12 rounds at a very high intensity ... NOT.

comment by Alpha & Omega, on 09-14-2012
Does anyone actually remember when a Roach prediction was actually right? I think he has been wrong the last 10-12 times predicting what will happen in fights for his fighters. A Roach victory prediction is quickly become the kiss of death, like when a fighter is trained by Buddy McGirt LOL. When...

comment by WESS, on 09-14-2012
Chavez is done!

comment by CHOWWOKKA, on 09-14-2012
After seeing the weigh in, Chavez doesnt look like he is capable of running 100 meters

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