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Rubio Hopes WBC Replaces Chavez With New Challenger

By Miguel Rivera

A few weeks ago the World Boxing Council ordered Marco Antonio "Veneno" Rubio and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight in a rematch for the WBC's interim-title at middleweight. The WBC's full champion, Sergio Martinez, is recovering from several injuries and won't fight again until early 2014. Rubio and his team are asking the WBC to replace Chavez as the co-challenger, because Julio is moving up super middleweight to fight Brian Vera on September 7 in Los Angeles. Chavez won a twelve round decision over Rubio in early 2012.

"I'm leaving everything up to my promoters, because they have always managed my career and cared for my interests. Hopefully the WBC designates another challenger, because it is no secret that Chavez Jr. can no longer make the middleweight limit and there are many fighters with sufficient merit to compete for the championship," Rubio said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Verstyle on 08-10-2013

Suliman would probably let Chavez fight for the WBC title at 160 and at 168 even if he came in at 172

Comment by chocolate on 08-10-2013

[QUOTE=Jack Napier;13636686]Chavez needs to go to 168 he's too damn big for 160 and already got whooped by the champ no reason for him to stick around at that division thought a fight with him and Bika was being built…

Comment by Jack Napier on 08-10-2013

Chavez needs to go to 168 he's too damn big for 160 and already got whooped by the champ no reason for him to stick around at that division thought a fight with him and Bika was being built up…

Comment by Hougigo on 08-10-2013

[QUOTE=torosboxing75;13636561]Why is JR still trying to fight at this weight, I think he's scared of people his own size.[/QUOTE] WBC just holding it for him in case he can so they can give him the belt again

Comment by torosboxing75 on 08-10-2013

Why is JR still trying to fight at this weight, I think he's scared of people his own size.

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