By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Undefeated WBC middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOS) and two-division world champion Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), along with their promoters Bob Arum, Fernando Beltran and Lou DiBella, kicked-off a three-city coast-to-coast national media tour in downtown Los Angeles to promote their eagerly-awaited September 15th middleweight championship PPV battle at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Sergio Martinez: Julio Cesar Chavez had better take a picture of his son now because after the fight he won’t recognize him. I will really beat him up!
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: There’s been a lot of lies about what happened with the WBC title. He gave up the title and he’s got a great relationship with the WBC. He’s the one who’s been protected by the WBC. I haven’t been protected by the WBC, I’ve been fighting the best. He wanted to make money. That’s why he’s here…don’t have any doubts that I’m going to be the winner.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT. Priced at $600, $400, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25, they can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center box office and Town Square Las Vegas Concierge. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.unlvtickets.com. To charge by telephone call (702) 739-FANS.