Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO’s) continues to display confidence about his chances against World Boxing Council middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KO’s) in their upcoming showdown on September 15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
In the Chavez vs Martinez final fight presser in Mexico, the 37-year-old Argentinean gave Chavez Sr. a baby bottle and said that he should give it to his baby after making him toothless in their highly-anticipated world-title clash.
Martinez, who is a former WBC and WBO middleweight champion and a WBC Diamond belt recipient, confidently said that he will be the last man standing, saying that Chavez Jr. can’t stand against him and he will be knocking him out within seven rounds.
“There is no way Chavez Jr. can beat me,” Martinez said. “I will knock him out inside seven rounds. I gave his father a baby bottle today so he can take it to his baby after I give Junior a real beating. He won’t be eating solid food with the few teeth remaining after I get through with him.”
On the other hand, Chavez Jr, who will be the underdog in their upcoming showdown despite being the champion, laughed off Martinez’s statement and said that he is the best middleweight in the world and beating Martinez will solidify his status.
The 26-year-old flamboyant Mexican previously admitted that Martinez is the faster and much-experienced fighter, but Chavez Jr. reiterated that he will be training hard to make sure that he will retain his WBC title as well as Ring middleweight title.
“I’ll train like never before,” Chavez Jr. said. “I have a great hunger for this win. I’m young and strong. I want to be part of history and earn the respect of boxing and fans worldwide.”
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