With all the talks of Mayweather and Pacquiao, others are lighting up the boxing scene no problem. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Marco Antonio Rubio squared off in a dog fight last Saturday night. From round 1 to round 12, the fight was a slugfest. Although the crowd at the Alamodome seemed to have their minds on something else at times. Larry Merchant mentioned the fans were doing the wave at one time during the fight.
The judges scored it 118-110, 116-112, 115-113 all for Julio. Seems right, I thought the last judge was generous. Rubio was the most experienced boxer Chavez has fought thus far in his career. Rubio admitted Chavez was too heavy for him. Both men came out of the 12 round fight with some good shiners.
When asked after the fight about an upcoming opponent, Chavez Jr said he is ready for Sergio Martinez. He told Merchant that if he fought how he did tonight, he would lose. However, they would meet at a lighter weight and said he will beat Martinez. I hope to see this fight and will root for Chavez Jr!