The fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez was interesting on paper at the time it was made, a seeming overreach for the young Mexican star. But the odds have slowly slid closer and closer to even as Saturday draws near. It seems almost impossible that the level of trash talk between the two and the high quality of the 24/7 series haven't had an impact on where at least some of the betting money has been placed.
24/7 has been a standard promotional tool for HBO pay-per-view events over the past few years. While many boxing fans have gotten burnt out on watching the Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather stories unfold over the past few years, the inclusion of fighters new to the series has been a breath of fresh air.
Here is the full first episode of 24/7 Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez:
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