Publicado: 09-15-2012 08:31 PM
Publicado: 09-15-2012 08:32 PM
y William Mackay: One of the dangers in draining down 20 pounds to make weight to gain an edge by smaller guys in lower divisions is that it quite often leaves the fighter too weight drained to capitalize on doing it. Sometimes it’s possible for a fighter to get away with this, but it’s not something that works consistently over time. WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KO’s) could be about to find out that his ability to drain down and still win won’t work for him tonight against Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO’s) in their battle in Las Vegas, Nevada.
There’s a point where a fighter that boils down suffers diminishing returns and can no longer do it. I think we may see a clear example of that tonight with Chavez Jr. being too weak to gain an advantage against Martinez.