“For me, the best fight I’ve ever seen live was Estrada-Chocolatito 2,” Hearn said. “I’m more excited about Chocolatito-Martinez than I was about Estrada-Chocolatito 3, because it’s just — Julio Cesar Martinez is a crazy motherfucker, right, and anything can happen in that fight. Martinez could knock Chocolatito in one round. It could be a war and Martinez gets stopped late in the fight, he could get outboxed — anything could happen in that fight.
“Can you imagine you got a situation where with six weeks to go, you’ve got Chocolatito, you’ve got Martinez who’s so dangerous, and you say to Eddy Reynoso — I text Eddy Reynoso and I said ‘look, I know it’s a longshot but will Julio Cesar Martinez take the fight against Chocolatito?’ Come straight back ‘My crazy man is ready.’ And then Chocolatito, same thing, no problem.”
Chocolatito and Martinez will square off in 12 rounds of scheduled action this Saturday night at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, CA.