CompuBox Analysis: Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez

by CompuBox

As recently as a year ago, a Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight was laughable. Martinez was a top three pound-for-pound entrant while Chavez was viewed as an over-praised, overprotected commodity living off his legendary father's name.

Time -- and circumstance -- have a way of changing minds.

Martinez no longer looks like the overwhelming force that crushed Paul Williams while Chavez's development has accelerated. Unlike Juan Manuel Lopez-Yuriorkis Gamboa, Martinez-Chavez has been perfectly marinated into a top-shelf pay per view attraction..  Martinez is an 8-5 favorite (as of 8/20).

Will Martinez's experience or Chavez's youth and strength prevail?