By Aaron Reynolds
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez do not share many qualities, and – given the level of trash talk the two have been exchanging of late – their upcoming September 15 fight may prove that the two really do not like each other.
Martinez, 37, has never been one to dish a ton of trash prior to a match, but something about going against the much younger Chavez (26) appears to have the veteran boxer riled.
The two have been making tour stops across the country in anticipation for the September bout in Las Vegas, exchanging a war of words that appears strangely sincere given that promo spots are guaranteed to provide some forced bulletin board material.
Martinez maintains that Chavez is too inexperienced to get into the ring with the crafty vet, furthermore taking shots at the 26 year-old's famous father, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.:
Chavez has taken the trash talk in stride, retaliating with his own sentiment of how the fight will go down in Las Vegas:
Boxing has a tendency to hype up a major fight with some nonsense banter between fighters, but in this event is the exchange of words real? Do you think Chavez Jr. is too young and inexperienced to face Martinez in the ring? Does a little pre-fight trash talk spice things up, or do you generally find the comments cheesy and practiced?
The Martinez-Chavez match certainly has an appeal to it, and come mid-September we will know who will get the last word.
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