By Andreas Hale
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: He has a style that he likes and needs to use to win. He uses movement, his jab and spacing to win. I’m not going to give him any space. I have to make him stand up and fight. The more he moves it becomes difficult for me. I have to make him fight. If you let him do what he wants at his pace, it’s going to be difficult for anybody. You have to increase the pace and make him work hard. This is the most important fight of my life.
Freddie Roach: I think Martinez and his trash talking is a way for him to motivate himself. I think he’s a little bit scared. Both he and his trainer talk a lot of trash but we’ll see if they can back it up on fight night.