Things got a little heated at today's Chavez Jr vs Martinez weigh-in event in Las Vegas, but it wasn't even the intense staredown between the fighters taking it to that level. It was the confrontation between Chavez Jr co-promoter Fernando Beltran and Martinez adviser Sampson Lewkowicz.
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Chavez Jr came in at a light 158 pounds, with Martinez actually a pound heavier at 159. Fight night weights should still favor Chavez pretty heavily -- Julio has weighed in about 159 for recent fights, and then come to the ring anywhere between 180 and 185.
As for the near-brawl between Beltran and Lewkowicz, that fire was stoked at Wednesday's press conference, when Lewkowicz basically challenged Beltran to a fight, and Beltran said that Lewkowicz was all talk.
Lewkowicz said after that he felt Beltran had disrespected Martinez:
"He pushed my fighter. He shouldn't be putting his hands on my fighter. He had no right to push my fighter so I pushed him back. I'm not a violent person but I was ready to defend my fighter."
We're less than a full day away from fight night, which is going to be big here on Bad Left Hook. Remember, I'll be covering the Chavez Jr vs Martinez card, while Brent Brookhouse will be on Canelo vs Lopez duty. We'll have every single fight covered live tomorrow night, with round-by-round scoring and post-fight analysis immediately following each bout.