Thomas & Mack Center, Nevada, United States
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Sergio Martinez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr report
Who won Martinez vs Cesar Jr?
Sergio Martinez beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 15th September 2012 at Thomas & Mack Center in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 118-109, 117-110, 118-109 in favor of winner Sergio Martinez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the WBC middleweight championship of the world.
Martinez vs Cesar Jr stats
Sergio Martinez stepped into the ring with a record of 49 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 46 wins and 1 draw, with 32 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Chavez Jr had advantage in power over Martinez, with a 70% knock out percentage over Martinez's 57%.
Sergio Martinez was the older man by 11 years, at 48 years old.
Chavez Jr had a height advantage of 3 inches over Martinez. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Sergio Martinez fought out of the southpaw stance, while Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was an orthodox fighter.
Martinez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 1997, 5 years and 8 months earlier than Chavez Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 130 more professional rounds, 440 to Chavez Jr's 310.
Martinez vs Cesar Jr form
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Anderson Silva on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Estadio Jalisco, Jalisco, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jeyson Minda on 27th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Parque Revolucion, Sinaloa.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Mario Abel Cazares on 25th September 2020 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Grand Hotel, Baja California.
Before that, he had lost to Daniel Jacobs on 20th December 2019 by technical decision in the 5th round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, United States.
He had beat Evert Bravo on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Estadio Antonio R. Marquez, Jalisco, Mexico.
Martinez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 13 years, 1 month and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 years, 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.5 rounds on average.
Chavez Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
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