Through 11 rounds of action, it seems highly unlikely that there would be any interest in a rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez. After all, Martinez had been having his way with the young Mexican superstar throughout the bout. While Chavez was never showing any sign of giving up, Martinez was able to pick him apart, bust him with the jab and dig to the body.
Then came round 12 and Chavez rattling and knocking down Martinez. Chavez's flurry after the knockdown was a violent attempt to put away his foe but he simply ran out of time. And, after that one round, a rematch became much more interesting.
Bob Arum said that he got a call from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressing interest in hosting a potential 2013 rematch at Cowboy Stadium.
Pacquiao vs Clottey drew 36,371 paid (41,843 total, and a bogus 50,994 announced) for a gate of $6,359,985. Pacquiao vs Margarito drew 30,437 paid (40,154 total), a major disappointment given that it was expected that the Mexican Margarito fighting in Texas would mean a better crowd than Ghana's Clottey drew, but the novelty of a boxing show at Cowboys Stadium didn't seem to stick, and the fight brought in a gate of $5,404,760.
These are not numbers to sneeze at, to be certain, but in the case of Pacquiao, they just don't make dollars or sense. Take Pacquiao's June 9 fight this year with Timothy Bradley, considered a pretty poor gate showing for Manny in Las Vegas. That fight sold 13,229 tickets for a total gate of $8.9 million.
Chavez Jr. is a huge Mexican superstar though and I think this grudge match, following the shocking 12th round, could do huge business in Texas.