Sept. 15, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET; 6 p.m. PT (HBO PPV)
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
TBD By Editorial
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The efficacy of a fighter's punching power, just as in baseball pitching and real estate, depends on three things: location, location, location. And Martinez has shown he's capable of finding his opponent's strike zone with the precision of a GPS-guided tracer. Chavez is young and strong, and his left hook can be deadly and is rapidly improving, but he's a slow body puncher who stops dead in his tracks when he is counterattacked. Martinez is on a four-knockout streak that's impressive enough to declare that he pitches a shutout in this department.

Advantage: Martinez

Written by Diego Morilla