According to Nathan Lewkowicz, son of world-renowned adviser and promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, middleweight king Sergio Martinez only gained 7 pounds between Friday's weigh-in and the night of the actual fight against former champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. "Sergio was 167, no clue about JR," Lewkowicz informed us via his Twitter account. Unfortunately, the weight of Chavez Jr. is unknown because he refused to step on the scales for HBO's unofficial weigh-in.
In previous bouts, however, Chavez Jr. has been known to outweigh his opponents by nearly 15-20 pounds. For example, when he faced Marco Antonio Rubio back in February of this year, Chavez Jr. had blown up to 181 pounds by the time he stepped onto HBO's unofficial scales. "He was too heavy for me. I couldn't handle his weight," Rubio would comment after the fight. It should be noted that Rubio had been fighting at 160 pounds for the past 6 years and had faced 20 opponents, his only loss coming against Kelly Pavlik, before making that statement. That was the last time that Chavez Jr. would actually reveal his fight night weight, as he also refused to step on the scales for his last bout against Andy Lee. After being stopped in the 7th round, Lee would echo the sentiments of Rubio regarding the size advantage of Chavez Jr. "I couldn't hold him off," he explained. "He was too big and too strong."