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Chavez vs Lee, Winner Gets Sergio Martinez in The Fall?

By Ryan Burton
 
In a recent conversation with BoxingScene.com, promoter Lou DiBella said that he is hopeful that he can match his fighter Sergio Martinez against WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. later this year.  The New Yorker revealed that he has had conversations with Chavez's co-promoter, Top Rank in regards to a scenario where Chavez will face his fighter Andy Lee in June and Martinez will face the winner of that fight in the fall.
 
"We have had many conversations. It could be Andy Lee in June and Sergio fighting the winner."
 
The WBC declared at their annual convention this past December that Chavez must face Martinez after his February defense against Marco Antonio Rubio. Top Rank has never been one to succumb to pressure from sanctioning bodies and said that a fight against Martinez would come in due time.  They thought they had a deal in place for Chavez to face Martin Murray but that collapsed when the Brit couldn't secure a visa to enter the U.S. in time for the June bout.  DiBella thinks that the pressure will soon become so great that the WBC will be forced to strip Chavez of his title.
 
"If I don't have a contract worked out for Chavez and Sergio on a certain date there will be a lot of pressure on the WBC to strip Chavez.  If we can work out a date for the fight we might allow Chavez to take another fight first.  I am hoping and counting on the fact that the WBC will do the right thing.  That is where I am at right now," DiBella stated.
 
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 03-28-2012

I bet the LAPD knows. if Jr. is dirty and they got his DNA, and a cup of his P. They normally only look for narcotics and alcohol, but can be pressed to look further. Seeing how steroids are illegal,…

Comment by StrangerInTown on 03-28-2012

Chavez/ Martinez appears a better bet than Pac/Mayweather to be actually made. I can actually see Di Bella finally making a move. There are few options left for big money match ups. Lee would be decent contest. But after the…

Comment by Camp Beast on 03-28-2012

[QUOTE=The Smash;11944347]Julio "Sugar" Cesar Chavez is the undisputed middleweight champion of the world, he would knock both these bums out on the same night at the same time. Real fans know that Chavez is unbeatable at Middleweight.[/QUOTE] LMAO!!!!! :stupid: What…

Comment by giacomino on 03-28-2012

[QUOTE=richardt;11944577]He and Mushadeen are on crack cause Mushadeen thinks Chavez is the best defensive fighter ever. Well, that may be true because Mushadeen has only seen one fighter in his life, Chavez, so to him, he is the best. Kinda…

Comment by El Angel on 03-28-2012

Would be great if it happened. Not holding my breath though.

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