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Chavez Jr. Has No Problem Facing Martin Murray Next

By Salvador Rodriguez

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0, 31KOs) is going to return on June 2 in Los Angeles, with HBO televising in the United States. One of the opponents being mentioned for Chavez is undefeated British contender Martin Murray (23-0, 10KOs), who fought WBA champion Felix Sturm to a close twelve round draw last December.

Chavez promises to face Sergio Martinez in the near future, should Martinez win his March bout against Matthew Macklin. Chavez wants the same treatment as the other WBC champions, like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who are rarely required to make mandatory defenses.

"I want to make an optional defense in June. My opponent could be English boxer Martin Murray in Los Angeles, but after that - and if Martinez wins his fight - then I'll fight him, "Chavez said.

"I assure you that I will fight Martinez. I just hope that as a champiom, they [the WBC] will allow me to take some voluntaries, which they allow all of their champions to do, even more so with Canelo, who never made a mandatory defense since he won the title."

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by josenoway on 02-25-2012

You'd give a **** if he hit and killed someone you cared about.

Comment by STEELHEAD on 02-25-2012

[quote=Junior M Weight;11821017]Get off your rag. Who gives a **** about his dui 2 weeks before hand, he still beat Rubios ass up. So it didn't even matter.[/quote] Whoa!!! mister Junior M Weight i am nominating you for a darwin…

Comment by Alx. on 02-25-2012

he's not even trying to hide the fact that hes ducking martinez

Comment by wmute on 02-25-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;11820807]I don't think he has a problem facing anyone as long as it prolongs him facing Martinez. Chavez Jr would face the devil before getting in the ring with Martinez, he'd rather die than to get in the ring with…

Comment by wmute on 02-25-2012

[QUOTE=big paulie;11820787]Respect? Two weeks before defending the WBC middleweight championship of the world he goes out and gets drunk! Does anybody know if the WBC took any action, a fine or something? What a kick in the teeth for all…

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