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Chavez Jr: In 2012 I Want Miguel Cotto, Sergio Martinez

By Chris Robinson

It may be hard to fathom but Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is now a champion following his gritty victory over Sebastian Zbik earlier this month in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Recently in Mexico City the 25-year old from Sinaloa officially received his WBC belt from WBC president Jose Sulaiman and spoke about the importance of his new crown.

Chavez's father Julio Sr. carved out a hall-of-fame career that saw him hold the WBC belt at 130 and 140 pounds and Junior realizes that he is next in line. 
 
“I am very proud to have earned this world championship and will work very hard to keep it for a long time," said Chavez. "I remember going with my dad to this ceremonies when he won world championships and was very proud of him. Today is my turn and I can find the words to tell you what a great feeling this is. I very proud to be the first Mexican to win a middleweight championship, but I don’t want to stop here. I want to be the best at my weight class and will work very hard to become the best, it will not be easy but I will do all I can to get there.”
 
There were initial rumors that Chavez would be lined up for a fall showdown with Miguel Cotto, a fight that would have likely went down in Las Vegas, but Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has since backed off on that proposition, fully realizing that the newly-crowned champion needs more seasoning at this point. The latest buzz has Chavez returning in September in San Antonio, with former title challenger Peter Manfredo's name being in the mix.
 
For now Chavez is happy just having the green belt around his waist but realizes that the time will eventually come when he will be gunning for the big names.
 
“It looks like Manfredo is next and then [Marco Antonio] Rubio, but next year I hope to face Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez. Canelo Alvarez is a good fighter and I would like to fight him as well, but Top Rank is my promoter and they will decide when this fights are to be made."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by King Ju-Ju on 06-24-2011

[QUOTE=Fetta;10733932]Now correct if im wrong but didnt the president of the WBC state that Jr. must fight Martinez next, and and didnt Martinez come out and say that is true. If so why are they talking about anyone else but…

Comment by Ringlife on 06-23-2011

I like Chavez fighting Cotto or Margarita. Let 'em fight the winner of that fight first. Then Sergio but Sergio beats Chavez in less than 6 rounds.

Comment by Fetta on 06-23-2011

Now correct if im wrong but didnt the president of the WBC state that Jr. must fight Martinez next, and and didnt Martinez come out and say that is true. If so why are they talking about anyone else but…

Comment by quique24 on 06-23-2011

[QUOTE=baya;10733368]easy? that's crazy talk, son. i just hope that cotto comes out of there w/ not much wear and tear and a W. and a W is still a great undertaking as margie's style is all bad for cotto.[/QUOTE] I…

Comment by baya on 06-23-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;10733322]Cotto beats down the no plaster cheato easy we can bet on that 1 if his ass can recover and will school canelo which will never happen anyway since hes with gbp and will lose before he gets to the…

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