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Round of the year: Martinez-Chavez

Last frame in an otherwise gross mismatch thrilled and nearly ended in an upset

Updated: December 27, 2012, 5:09 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

One of the many reasons why boxing is so great is that because, unlike any other sport except MMA, it truly isn't over 'til it's over.

You can't hit a five-run homer or score a nine-point touchdown. But in boxing, a fighter can have lost every moment of a fight and still miraculously find the knockout punch to win it with one second left.

So when middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. went into the final round against lineal champion Sergio Martinez on Sept. 15 at ...

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