Martinez escapes Chavez with title

Updated: September 16, 2012, 5:07 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- By the halfway point of the fight, it was obvious that young Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was going to need a miracle. He was going to have to reach into the family playbook of his famous Hall of Fame father, all-time great Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., the way his pop had against Meldrick Taylor all those years ago.

In that classic 1990 fight, Taylor was winning in dominant fashion before Chavez Sr. infamously stopped him with two seconds left.

And you know what? The kid almost got ...

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