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Sergio Martinez: Chavez Will Receive a Worse Beating

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently caught up with WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28KOs) who has already begun light training for his spring title defense against Martin Murray.  The Argentine boxer recently underwent surgery to repair injuries that were thought to have occurred in his September victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1, 32KOs). Martinez said that he has actually had the injuries for a long time and they were worsened in the Chavez fight.

"Everything went great (with the surgery).  It is not a new injury.  I have had the injuries for a long time and it just happened that they got worse in the Chavez fight.  They got to a point where I had to take care of them.  I am already training and everything is going fine," Martinez revealed.

On April 27th Martinez is scheduled to face Martin Murray in his native Argentina but the fight that has drawn the most attention is a rematch with Chavez.  Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has said that he would like the rematch to take place in September.  Martinez said that he doesn't feel the fight warrants a rematch and that Chavez will get hurt even worse if the rematch happens.

"Really Chavez Jr. doesn't deserve a rematch. He gave his title to me easily in the first fight, but if he wants to be fractured and beaten up really badly then we can have another fight," Martinez stated.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by elfag on 12-27-2012

[QUOTE=Andrew5550;12861763][B][U]Don't see why this rematch has to happen. [/U][/B]Chaves jr lost every round except the last one against an injured martinez. Chavez needs to go back to the drawing board and start to fight actual opponents before he loses badly…

Comment by turnedup on 12-27-2012

[QUOTE=rey guey;12864204]Money Mayweather wants to keep making easy money and protecting his ZERO. that's fine he's at the end of his career and he doesn't have to prove anything. it's like his dad said, a fight with Martinez is dangerous…

Comment by Muscles72 on 12-27-2012

It's likely he will get his butt kicked again cause he is so undisciplined but we'll see

Comment by rey guey on 12-27-2012

Money Mayweather wants to keep making easy money and protecting his ZERO. that's fine he's at the end of his career and he doesn't have to prove anything. it's like his dad said, a fight with Martinez is dangerous and…

Comment by rey guey on 12-27-2012

[QUOTE=Starz20;12862846]You say he weighs 165 on fight night?? What is closer 154 or 168 when you fight?? Idc about the weigh in shyt... Because Ward is not known for ballooning up on fight night like Chavez Jr is period. So…

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