Top Rank will be streaming the off-TV undercard fights for the Chavez Jr vs Martinez show tonight in Las Vegas, starting at 6:30 pm EDT.
The pay-per-view portion of the show will begin at 9 pm EDT, and we'll have live round-by-round coverage and results of all five PPV fights, and will also have Canelo vs Lopez live coverage at the same time, with all four fights from that show.
After the jump, a quick look at the pre-PPV undercard fights, which actually aren't bad at all.
Junior Middleweights, 10 Rounds
Willie Nelson (18-1-1, 11 KO) vs John Jackson (13-0, 12 KO)
25-year-old Nelson is a physical oddity you've probably seen a couple of times on ShoBox, a former welterweight who stands 6'3" and has an 81" reach. In his last fight in May, he upset Yudel Jhonson on ShoBox, and said he'd be staying at 154 pounds. His other ShoBox fight was a loss to Vincent Arroyo in 2011.
Jackson, 23, is from Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands, and has thus far run through limited opposition. I don't know much about him at all, but this looks interesting on paper at worst.
Welterweights, 8 Rounds
Wale Omotoso (22-0, 19 KO) vs Daniel Sostre (11-6-1, 4 KO)
Omotoso, 27, has been pulled waaaay back in terms of his competition since signing with Top Rank and coming to the States, owing to his first round knockdown against Calvin Odom in his debut with the company, I think. He did fight Lanardo Tyner, who is credible, but other than that they're taking it extremely slowly with the Nigerian native, who built his career in Australia. He's got raw talent to spare.
Sostre, 28, is a little better than his record indicates but isn't here as a threat. He's gone the distance with Raymond Serrano (where he was competitive) and Tito Bracero (where he was not), but he was stopped in four last time out by Danny O'Connor.
Middleweights, 8 Rounds
Michael Medina (25-3-2, 19 KO) vs James Winchester (15-4, 5 KO)
Medina, 26, probably won't become a contender or anything, but he's kind of interesting and usually decent to watch fight. He's probably best-known for his loss to John Duddy on the Pacquiao-Clottey card, which wasn't that bad a fight but featured endless moaning from the HBO team about how much the undercard sucked.
Winchester is a 33-year-old club fighter from North Carolina.