Tonight at 9 pm EDT on HBO pay-per-view in the US, Primetime pay-per-view in the UK, and TV Azteca in Mexico, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr takes the toughest test of his career against Sergio Martinez at the sold-out Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Fight time: 9:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Thomas & Mack Center - Las Vegas, NV
TV channel: HBO PPV (US - $59.95) / Top Rank TV ($49.95) / TV Azteca (Mexico) / Primetime (UK - $14.95) / Main Event (AUS - $29.95)
Pre-fight coverage, undercard rundown, and more after the jump.
Chavez Jr (46-0-1, 32 KO) and Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO) are meeting in one of the year's most highly-anticipated fights, and a rarity in modern boxing as this became a big fight naturally, was "marinated" just the right amount of time, and right when it was really begging to be made, it actually got made. If this happened more often, we'd have unicorns. In the real world.
Here's a quick look at the PPV undercard:
Super Bantamweights, 12 Rounds (WBA Title)
Guillermo Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KO) vs Robert Marroquin (22-1, 15 KO)
Super Featherweights, 12 Rounds (Vacant WBO Title)
Roman Martinez (25-1-1, 16 KO) vs Miguel Beltran Jr (27-1, 17 KO)
Middleweights, 10 Rounds
Matthew Macklin (28-4, 19 KO) vs Joachim Alcine (33-2-1, 19 KO)
Light Heavyweights, 4 Rounds
Mike Lee (10-0, 6 KO, Subway, Notre Dame) vs Paul Harness (4-3-1, 3 KO)
Don't forget we'll also have live round-by-round coverage of the Canelo vs Lopez card on Showtime.
If you've missed any pre-fight coverage, here's a collection of articles, videos, and hype pieces for you:
- Chavez Jr vs Martinez Preview: Big Fight Stories and the Sounds of Jenny Lewis
- Chavez Jr vs Martinez Staff Picks and Predictions
- Weigh-In: Video / Results
- Naazim Richardson in Vegas with Team Martinez
- Betting Odds and Preview
- Full Fight Video: Chavez Jr vs Lee
- Full Fight Video: Martinez vs Pavlik
- Judges, Referee Named
- HBO 24/7 Full Episodes: #1 / #2
- Final Press Conference Quotes
- Video Preview: Sergio's Rise to the Top
- Video Preview: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr & Freddie Roach
- Video Preview: The Matchup and Sergio's Stolen Title
- Video Preview: The Fight
- Purses: JCC Jr $3 Million, Sergio $1.4 Million