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DiBella: Sergio Martinez Will Not Take Fights at 168

By Bill Emes

Promoter Lou DiBella once again made it clear that WBC Diamond champion Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27KOs) would not move up in weight to take fights at 168-pounds, whether it's Andre Ward, Lucian Bute or other possible opponents. DiBella told BoxingScene.com that Martinez is currently walking around below the middleweight limit, and has no problem taking a fight at the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds. Martinez is scheduled to return on March 17th, likely against Matthew Macklin.

"Just to end all of the talk about Sergio moving up to 168, Sergio is walking around right now under 160-pounds. He was in Houston a month ago weighing 158. He may have gone back up slightly above 160, but he reconditioned his body and he's closer to being a 154-pounder than being a 160-pounder," DiBella said.

What DiBella wants for Martinez is a mandatory fight with WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

"If he loses to Martinez, then so what. He's fighting what could be the best fighter in the world and there would be no shame in losing to Martinez. Even if he loses, his name is still Chavez," DiBella said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tamis! on 12-20-2011

[QUOTE=waxfondler;11582071]hmmmmmmm.... if dibella is scared to put sergio in 168 with an elite fighter, theres plenty of lower tier 168'ers for sergio to test himself... jermain taylor, abraham, etc, etc.... if not, then dibella BETTER find a real fight at…

Comment by shishaw on 12-20-2011

WTF walking around at 158 lbs? Lightweight Rios is walking at 165 lbs. Damn Hatton was walking at 190 lbs before dropping to 140 lbs! If you're afraid of the Super Mids just say so! You walk at 158 lbs…

Comment by richardt on 12-20-2011

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;11581892]all the diehard pac fans think Pacquiao would destroy Martinez. The #1 p4p fighter of the world can't handle fighting 3 pounds above his weight class now?QUOTE] Don't be stupid...Pac said Marg was too big and guys coming in at…

Comment by waxfondler on 12-19-2011

hmmmmmmm.... if dibella is scared to put sergio in 168 with an elite fighter, theres plenty of lower tier 168'ers for sergio to test himself... jermain taylor, abraham, etc, etc.... if not, then dibella BETTER find a real fight at…

Comment by chiguy91 on 12-19-2011

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;11581892]What kind of ****ty pac fan are you? Pretty much all the diehard pac fans think Pacquiao would destroy Martinez. The #1 p4p fighter of the world can't handle fighting 3 pounds above his weight class now? What ever happened…

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