This Saturday on PPV from Las Vegas the middleweight championship of the world will be at stake when Sergio Martinez squares off against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Martinez, 49-2-2, 28 KO’s, is a top-10 pound-4-pound contestant despite his race against father time at 37-years of age. Chavez Jr., 46-0-1, 32 KO’s, is a favorite among his Mexican countryman but he has yet to defeat an elite level opponent. Their has plenty of trash talk leading up to this W.B.C. middleweight title fight so our fight picks staff took a closer look to see which pug has the upper hand. The Sergio Martinez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Odds have Martinez at -185 moneyline.
Fight Picks Analysis: Chavez has bullied most of his smaller handpicked foes with his strength and aggression but the more polished Martinez should pick him apart. Martinez is not only stronger than Chavez Jr. but he smarter, faster and a harder puncher. Chavez has improved over time under the training of Freddie Roach but his indifference to training and advice from his Hall-Of-Fame trainer could cost him against the in-form Martinez. The Sergio Martinez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Odds Total is 9.5 Rounds.
Martinez is an elusive guy that can think on his toes. Chavez Jr. looks good against guys that can be hit but against a legit tough guy that has been proven like Martinez it will not matter that he can box and punch a bit. Martinez’s slickness is also incredible along with his will to win. Bet on Martinez’s slight number in what should be a competitive one-sided fight.
Fight Picks Play: Sergio Martinez -200 (8 UNITS $8000 to win $4000)