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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 Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 117-110, 118-109, 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.
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