At yesterday's weigh-in for tonight's WBC middleweight championship fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and contender Andy Lee, a request from Lee's representatives to weigh the gloves for tonight's fight was denied by Texas Commission Sports Inspector Robert Tapia.
On April 24th, at UTEP's Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX, Top Rank, Inc, kicked off their official promotion for the upcoming HBO televised event featuring WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (45-0-1, 31 KOs) and 160 pound title contender Irish Andy Lee (28-1, 20 KOs).
Tonight at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS, "The Chosen One" Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20 KOs) will make his long awaited return to the ring.
Unfamiliar to many casual fight fans and the public mainstream, Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO) may be boxing's best kept secret.
With a possible bout against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on June 16th, in El Paso, TX, "Trainer of Champions" Emanuel Steward chimes in on how he feels a battle between JCC Jr. and Andy Lee would play out.
Rumors are swirling in Las Vegas that a three way blockbuster deal will be announced shortly involving Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (45-0-1, 31 KO) and Andy Lee (27-1, 19 KO).
Last week, a potential bout between current WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Martin Murray was tentatively scheduled for a June 16th date at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX, and is slated to air on HBO.
In the drama-riddled but highly competitive middleweight division, Kronk Gym fighter and 160 pound contender Irish Andy Lee (27-1, 19 KOs) has risen above the competition to place himself on the cusp of world title contention.