By Carlos Costa
Middleweight world champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez has been competing in "Bailando por un Sueño," the Latin American version of the reality TV show "Dancing with the Stars," and it seems that the southpaw heavy hitter world champion has been enjoying himself.
Days ago Martinez appeared across Latin America with his gorgeous blonde dancing partner the stunning Sofía Macaggi dancing the classical disco song "Celebration." Sergio seems to be making friends while having fun in the competition, but his next opponent Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. issued a tweet and called Sergio a "ballerina."
So yesterday during the popular Boxing TV Talk Show "Boxeo de Primera" on channel TyC TV, Sergio Martinez was asked by the show's host to comment on Chavez's tweet.
Martinez, 37, replied by promising viewers that Chavez will pay for the disrespect. "I am going to have to pluck his feathers," said the boxer regarded as one of the top fighters in the world.
Looking at the camera of TyC TV, Martinez sent a message to Chavez in Spanish (here is the translation):
"Chavez, I'll have to pluck your feathers, you're such a chicken. I'm talking to you (pointing his finger towards the TV camera). You know those baseball bats that are used to hit balls? You better come up to the ring with one of those baseball bats...(small pause) You will have defend yourself good because I'm going to send blows all over you, even on your ID card, blows in the sole of the shoe (metaphoric). Chavez, I will crush your bones. I will score a knockout on you whenever I press you. But first I'll make you suffer. So come September 15, you better get ready. I tell you right now: this old man (Segio points at himself) will teach you a lesson."
Watch Sergio Martinez appearance in the TV Talk Show Boxeo de Primera promising that he will pluck Chavez's feathers here:
During the interview prior to the dance competition Martinez was asked about the best fighters in the word. The Argentina host of the dancing competition said to Maravilla that he things that Mayweather would "kill" Pacquiao in the ring and asked the middleweight champion said "I think so too. Floyd Mayweather is the best fighter in the world. That's why I'd love to fight him. Mayweather would sweep the floor with Pacquiao."
Watch Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez and partner Sofía Macaggi during dancing competition in the Latin American Dance with the Stars (after dance, Martinez teaching box to host is hilarious):
Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. are scheduled to fight for the WBC middleweight world title on September 15 in a Top Rank Promotion
Sergio Martinez remarks as they were said in Spanish:
"Chavez, te voy a desplumar porque sos una gallina. Chavez, a vos te lo estoy diciendo. Viste ese bate con el que le pegas a la rueda? Si no subes con ese bate... (pausa). Mas vale que te defiendas bien porque te voy a pegar hasta en el carnet de identidad, hasta en la suela de la zapatilla. Chavez, te voy a crujir todos los huesos. Te voy a ganar por KO cuando yo quiera. Pero te voy a hacer sufrir primero. Asi que el 15 de Septiembre mejor que te prepares, vale? I desde ya te digo: Este viejito te va a dar una lección".