Sept. 15, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET; 6 p.m. PT (HBO PPV)
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
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First, for Chavez, the good news: He has twice broken his own CompuBox record stat for body punches. The bad? That's pretty much the extent of Junior's arsenal. Fighting like a guy who never learned what a jab is, and using his vaunted left hook only occasionally (although he has begun to use it more), Chavez is as limited as a fighter can be in terms of punch repertoire. And he will be facing an opponent who can make a jab look like an overhand right from his southpaw stance, and one who can (and does) throw punches from the strangest of angles.

Advantage: Martinez

Written by Diego Morilla