By Andreas Hale
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
WBC middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs) and Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs) traded harsh words at the final press conference for their long-awaited middleweight PPV battle on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center, located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Sergio Martinez: It won’t be a quick knockout. I will punish him a lot and after that I will knock him out and he will suffer a lot. I hope that someone in your corner is there to stop the fight, I will never stop and continue punishing you.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: The most beautiful thing is that he talks bullsh*t. He says that he’s the best but in the fight he runs. He doesn’t fight for the people or the sport….I’m not only going to beat you, I’m going to retire you.
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr: Martinez was talking a lot of trash about my son and now he is invoking the devil. But when you see the devil coming you won’t know what to do.
Martinez trainer Pablo Sarmiento: It’s very motivating to shut up Chavez because he really talked a lot in 24/7. He’ll run like the chicken that he is on Saturday night.