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Rubio Gives Chavez Jr. a Message: I'm Right Here!

By Joaquin Trejo

San Luis Potosi - Mexico's Marco Antonio Rubio put on a punishing display at the Convention Center, as he stopped African challenger Mohammed in the fifth round, which improved his record to 57-4, 48KOs. Fighting with the WBC International title at stake, Rubio continued to stake his claim as the official challenger to the World Boxing Council's full champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Rubio earned his position earlier this year with a knockout victory over previously undefeated David Lemieux in a WBC eliminator.

"Julio Cesar Chavez continues to state that he wants to fight the best in the [middleweight] division. Once again, I'm here to say - here I am. The victory [over Akrong] was important because I wanted to let him know that our fight is what the fans want to see. I won the fight strong, and won the [international] title because I want to be world champion," Rubio said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by microMXL on 09-05-2011

Rubio is a bad man, Chavez would get murdered in there

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-05-2011

WBC needs to make this happen...super fight in MX...guess jr sees longevity by fighting a true "contender" w/Manfredo...what BS...

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 09-05-2011

If Rubio is right here then jr will be way over there. this fight will not happen in all likelyhood too bad too

Comment by mshap on 09-05-2011

yes, and Jr. will no doubt give Rubio a message -- I'M NOT GOING TO FIGHT YOU!

Comment by BostonGuy on 09-04-2011

I just watched Rubio's last fight against tomato can ( let's be real) Mohammed Akrong and I noted the following: Rubio has a great shoulder roll. It's a subtle move that doesn't look like much but he's able to avoid…

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