Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. prepares as he schedules defend his WBC middleweight title on Saturday against dangerous Argentinian Sergio Martinez at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Chavez Jr carries
his father's name and legacy along with the hopes of millions of Mexican fans as he goes glove-to-glove against two-division world champ Sergio Martinez. The official weight-ins are in and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr weighs in is 158 lbs while Sergio Martinez weighs in at 159 lbs as both fighters made the 160 lbs limit.
Chavez Jr., 26, is the current WBC Middleweight Champion with record of 46-0-1 and has scored 32 stoppages, putting his 68.1 knockout percent slightly lower than his father Julio Cesar Chavez.
The current The Ring Middleweight Champion Sergio Martínez , 37, is 49-2-2 with 28 won by KO's, is currently rated as the number three pound for pound best boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring.
Here's Chavez Jr vs. Martinez Start time Live Stream info, TV Schedule on PPV
Where: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas NV
This evening will see Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez hit the scales to make it official for tomorrow night's HBO pay-per-view clash. While many weigh-ins are mere formality, Chavez Jr. has a history of trouble making weight as well as a strange history of things happening at weigh-ins, before fights and after fights involving athletic commissions and the like.
So, at least in this case, this might be a weigh-in that even the casual observer decides to tune in and check out.
The weigh-in festivities will be airing live on HBO at 6:30 p.m. ET but we'll also have live streaming video of the weigh-ins right here starting at the same time.