Advertisement
Advertisement

Chavez vs Margarito: The WBC Plans To Reject The Fight

By Miguel Rivera and Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com

The World Boxing Council will issue a decision in the coming weeks on a proposed fight between WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31KOs) and former welterweight beltholder Antonio Margarito (38-8, 27KOs). Prior to last Saturday's fight between Chavez and Marco Antonio Rubio, the WBC ordered the winner to face mandatory challenger Sergio Martinez - without the possibility of a voluntary defense.

The WBC refuses to issue an order at the moment - because Martinez is scheduled to face Matthew Macklin on March 17th. If Macklin scores an upset win, then Martinez loses his mandatory shot.

"The WBC ordered Julio to make his next defense against Argentine fighter 'Maravilla' Martinez, but we can not say anything for now because Martinez hasn't fought yet, and he needs to win in order to be confirmed as the opponent for Chavez," the WBC said in a statement.

And even if the Macklin scores the upset, Margarito has other hurdles to overcome. The World Boxing Council will order Margarito to undergo a thorough eye examination before three ophthalmologists who are recognized and appointed by the WBC's medical committee.

Margarito suffered a serious right eye injury during his November 2010 decision loss to Manny Pacquiao. Following the loss, Margarito underwent a very delicate eye operation. During last December's rematch with Miguel Cotto, Margarito's surgically repaired eye began to swell very early in the fight. By the tenth round, the right eye was swollen shut and the ringside doctor stopped the fight.

Some of the WBC's board members are hoping Margarito will retire to spend time with his family.

"Antonio has a very nice family. He has already accomplished a great career in the ring and he should think about their future and that of his own. There is no point in further exposing his health."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LEFTYGUNZZ on 02-08-2012

[QUOTE=Ged21;11760250]even if the WBC were to reject the Margarito fight...which i highly doubt...i truly believe Team Chavez would vacate the title and move forward with an Andy Lee or Margarito fight aka In House money promotions.[/QUOTE] I truly think this…

Comment by LEFTYGUNZZ on 02-08-2012

[QUOTE=Nesty;11755931]Done! They only need to call Grandpa Suliman, and the fight will be sanction with no Doping requirements, no hand wrap inspection and it will be for the Universal Mexican Platinum Belt! (sanctioning fees will apply). Chavez has gone as…

Comment by Ged21 on 02-08-2012

even if the WBC were to reject the Margarito fight...which i highly doubt...i truly believe Team Chavez would vacate the title and move forward with an Andy Lee or Margarito fight aka In House money promotions.

Comment by Casper101 on 02-08-2012

[QUOTE=budfr;11758897]You must be boricua. [B]Margarito was doing well vs Cotto[/B], his problem was the eye which he hurt badly vs Pacman. Why?? Cause he´s a true Mexican. [B]We prefer to die or lose an eye in the ring[/B] instead of…

Comment by CaliAgent on 02-08-2012

The major point and most glaring to myself and most fight fans is... Chavez is an absolute coward along side his protective mother, Bob Hidem!(Arum) Let's just go ahead and keep this thing Ol' school. Chavez is marked a scared…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (46)
Top Headlines NYSAC Under Fire After State Investigation Into Magomed Claims Photos: Chocolatito, Cuadras Go Face To Face in California AIBA To Review Testing Records of All Russian Olympic Boxers Bellew To Return On October 15; Smiths To Feature, Price Too? Jessie Vargas Looking For The Biggest Opportunity Possible Mikey Garcia Willing To Travel To UK To Fight Flanagan Next Denton Daley Goes For Commonwealth Belt on September 9 Moises Flores: I Have All The Tools To Defeat Rigondeaux! Loeffler Confirms: Golovkin Would Have Fought Degale at 168 AIBA Denies Allegations of Trying To Take Over Boxing Ruslan Chagaev Vanishes, Stripped of The WBA World Title Vyacheslav Shabranskyy-Oscar Riojas on LA Fight Club, 8/19 Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Lands on BoxNation Whyte: No KO, I Want To Punish Allen and Hurt Him Real Bad! Oscar Valdez To Make First Defense in Tucson in November? Andrade Tabs Andre Ward To Expose Kovalev's Flaws, Win Big Golovkin's Coach: DeGale at 168 Was Fine, Hearn Offered Brook Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol: Post-Fight Report Card Guy Robb on Marriaga WBO Eliminator, Picks Ward Over Kovalev AIBA Planning Additional Changes For Olympic Boxers Golovkin's Coach: Only Floyd Mayweather Can Really Test GGG Anthony Upton Drills Luke Paddock For English Title Abel Sanchez: No Pacquiao, I Want Crawford vs. Danny Garcia! Alan Castano: My Goal Was To Win, Not Outdo My Brother “Fighting Words” - When Good Fighters Meet Great Ones Canelo's Trainer Wants Him To Knock Liam Smith Out Vide: Jose Ramirez on Crawford's Performance, Ring Return WBC Prez Feels Crawford Could Be Another Floyd Mayweather Video: Oscar Valdez on His Big World Title Win Video: Lenny Zappavigna on His Knockout Win of Ik Yang Video: Jessie Vargas Talks Crawford, Benavidez, More Donaire Prepares For Mandatory Defense With Magdaleno Valdez Has No Problem With REVENGE Fight With Lomachenko Video: Gilberto Ramirez Talks Crawford vs. Postol, More Crawford: Postol Did NOT Want To Fight or Exchange, He Ran Video: Viktor Postol Explains His Defeat To Terence Crawford Ryota Murata Wants Billy Joe Saunders Title Shot Delvin Rodriguez Gets Close Decision Over Shawn Cameron Tim Bradley on Amir Khan's MMA Move - "He's a Clown!" Video: Terence Crawford Talks Postol Victory, Strategy, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement