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DiBella: WBC Will Order Chavez To Face Martinez

By Rick Reeno

Promoter Lou DiBella has advised BoxingScene.com that WBC President Jose Sulaiman assured him that his organization will order middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to face Sergio Martinez, the WBC's Diamond champion.

Sulaiman made a few comments in an earlier news brief on BoxingScene, that maybe Martinez (47-2-2, 26KOs) should face Marco Antonio Rubio (52-5-1, 45KOs), currently ranked as the number #1 middleweight by the WBC - and the winner of that fight would face Chavez.

But Sulaiman told DiBella a Martinez-Rubio box-off will NOT be ordered by the WBC.

"Sulaiman has assured me and [Martinez adviser] Sampson [Lewkowicz] that Chavez will be ordered to fight Martinez next. If the WBC ordered Sergio to fight Rubio, he would return the Diamond belt," DiBella told BoxingScene.com.

Chavez defends the title on November 19th against Peter Manfredo Jr., while Martinez returns on October 1 against Darren Barker.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mushahadeen on 09-08-2011

[QUOTE=JoeWbbmest311;11105680]one report "guarantees" maravilla will face puto chavez...another says sergio will face rubio for the right to face chavez? which is it??[/QUOTE] After Steroidgio Martinez proves he's the P4P QUEEN by beating Barker the Goat Farmer, he will cement his…

Comment by mushahadeen on 09-08-2011

[QUOTE=Chuckguy;11099070]man you guys are calling Martinez a bum he fought Cintron, Pwill (twice), Pavlik, who has Pirog fought???? fooken Jacobs??? Really[/QUOTE] uhhh Steroidgio Martinez lost to a fighter who was 7-33. i mean, come on. Steroidgio didn't become average until…

Comment by RlCKY on 09-08-2011

one report "guarantees" maravilla will face puto chavez...another says sergio will face rubio for the right to face chavez? which is it??

Comment by Pullcounter on 09-08-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11098088]Promoter Lou DiBella has advised BoxingScene.com that WBC President Jose Sulaiman assured him that his organization will order middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to face Sergio Martinez, the WBC's Diamond champion. [[URL=http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=43483]Click Here To Read More[/URL]][/QUOTE] this is stupid...…

Comment by brains4boxing on 09-08-2011

the wbc said they was gonna order chavez 2 fight sergio.....i wanna see them live up to it and put that $hit on hbo so the whole world could see it.....chavez finally facin somebody...that's followin his father footsteps...wbc stop hidin…

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