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Chavez Jr vs Martinez Undercard: Robert Marroquin to Face Alejandro Lopez

The Chavez Jr vs Martinez PPV undercard is finally set, as Robert Marroquin will face Alejandro Lopez.
The Chavez Jr vs Martinez PPV undercard is finally set, as Robert Marroquin will face Alejandro Lopez.
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

BoxingScene.com reports that the Chavez Jr vs Martinez pay-per-view undercard for September 15 has been finalized, and that Robert Marroquin will face Alejandro Lopez.

Marroquin (22-1, 15 KO) was originally set to face WBA super bantamweight titlist Guillermo Rigondeaux, but Rigondeaux manager Gary Hyde won (for now) a court ruling against Top Rank that pulled the Cuban from the card, and despite some efforts to salvage that fight for this show, it hasn't happened.

Oscar Gonzalez, who is promoted by Erik Morales, was the original choice for Marroquin's new opponent, but Morales says they couldn't get him a visa on time to make the fight.

So we now have Lopez (23-2, 7 KO), no pushover himself, in what isn't too bad a fight, but, well, this undercard is really, really not pay-per-view quality by any stretch of the imagination, and no matter how anyone tries to spin it, that's just a reality. Lopez was tentatively set to face Takalani Ndlovu in South Africa on October 27, but this fight is probably better for his career in just about every way.

And don't think Lopez can't win this, either. Marroquin, 23, lost to Francisco Leal in a 2011 upset, and just four months after that, Lopez made a few waves by taking the "0" from Teon Kennedy in Atlantic City.

The rest of the Chavez Jr vs Martinez PPV undercard will be: Roman Martinez vs Miguel Beltran Jr for the vacant WBO super featherweight title; Matthew Macklin vs Joachim Alcine in a 10-round middleweight bout; and Subway Guy vs Missouri Club Guy in a six-round cash grab.

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