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Sergio Martinez: Chavez Will Vacate, Hand Me His Belt

By Rick Reeno

Despite the mandates from the WBC, Diamond champion Sergio Martinez and his adviser, Sampson Lewkowicz, do not expect a 2012 showdown with full middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0, 30KOs). The Mexican champion will defend his title on November 19th against Peter Manfredo Jr. at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. WBC President Jose Sulaiman has ordered the winner of Chavez-Manfredo to face Martinez by March of 2012.

"We don't expect this fight to happen. We are going to wait for Chavez to vacate his title, and then Martinez becomes champion and we'll schedule a date for his first defense in early 2012," Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com.

If the fight doesn't happen, there won't be any hard feelings from Martinez.

"I will be ringside in Houston. If he wins, I will enter the ring and he can hand me his belt. We'll shake hands and then he can walk away like a man. But, if he doesn't hand it over, then we're going to have a date in early 2012 to settle things in the ring. A true champion follows the mandates of the sanctioning body and faces his mandatories. If he doesn't want to face his mandatories, he should give up the title," Martinez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 10-08-2011

[QUOTE=Fighting Pride;11263357]Chavez-Alvarez is being discussed for next year. That green Mexican/WBC belt will make the fight bigger. No way that fat little turd Sulaiman is stripping Chavez. Martinez better wake up and stop dreaming. [B]If he wanted that belt he…

Comment by Fighting Pride on 10-07-2011

Chavez-Alvarez is being discussed for next year. That green Mexican/WBC belt will make the fight bigger. No way that fat little turd Sulaiman is stripping Chavez. Martinez better wake up and stop dreaming. If he wanted that belt he should've…

Comment by rey guey on 10-07-2011

the "green belt" is worthless Alvarez fought Hatton for the 154 strap in a farce Bradley was stripped so Morales could fight a taxi driver Cano for the 140 strap Martinez was stripped so Chavez could beat a featherfisted Zbik…

Comment by Heru on 10-06-2011

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;11262143]Just like you handed Pirog your belt. Lol. But Sergio is still the lineal champ.[/QUOTE] Sergio didn't hand the title to Pirog... He got stripped a couple weeks after winning the titles supposedly because he held titles at 160…

Comment by Iceta Lives on 10-06-2011

Just like you handed Pirog your belt. Lol. But Sergio is still the lineal champ.

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