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Chavez Jr-Martinez in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

At a press conference held Tuesday in Mexico City, WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. said he will rely heavily on his youth and physical condition to beat Argentinian Sergio Martinez on September 15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

“I’ll train like never before,” Chavez Jr. stated. “I have a great hunger for this win. I’m young and strong. I want to be part of history and earn the respect of boxing and fans worldwide.”

Martinez said, “If the fight is not so easy for me, it will be super extremely difficult for Chavez because I’ve forged a 17 year professional career with many sacrifices and hard work. I’ll win by knockout. I’m psyched and confident that this night I’ll will be the winner.”

Martinez gave a baby bottle to Chavez’ promoter Fernando Beltran and father Julio Cesar Chavez saying “to give it to junior after the fight.” Chavez Jr. responded “How will you feel when a baby beats you that night? Where are you going to go after I win?”

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