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Sergio Martinez Doesn't Expect a Chavez Jr. Showdown

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (49-2-2, 28KOs) doesn't expect to fight WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31KOs) in the fall, despite a signed document where the Mexican pledges his willingness to make a mandatory defense against Martinez. The document was issued by the WBC, but it doesn't legally bind the boxers to a fight.

Chavez returns on June 16th in El Paso, Texas against Martinez's stablemate, Andy Lee.

"Although he pledged to fight, I don't think the fight will take place," Martinez stated.

Martinez is skeptical, because he doesn't believe Chavez's promoter, Top Rank, will sign off on the fight. If Chavez doesn't fight Martinez, then the WBC has promised to strip him of the title and crown Martinez as the new champion. 

"If Chavez Jr. does not agree to fight," says Martinez, then the Argentine star will pursue a possible homecoming title defense with a major event in Argentina.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Guerrero360 on 05-28-2012

This b is gonna fight margarito next just watch. I don't remember which article I read It in but it said that margs is looking into the mw division. I can almost see it now arum and wbc will make…

Comment by nycsmooth on 05-28-2012

WBC/Arum & JCC sr are the culprits w/ an a** hole that is the most protected, along w/Alvarez that refuse 2 box any of their top 3 guys...jr's in a weaker division than Alvarez but eventually he won't make '60,…

Comment by lightsoutOhio on 05-27-2012

Over 2+ yrs of this fake 180lber non mexican warrior not fighting the TRUE 160 WBC champ Sergio. Fuc%'em after he turn bit@h again... Sergio should throw the racist WBC belt in the trash. Chavez jr is a pu$$yboy that…

Comment by EL ANIMAL on 05-27-2012

i have predicted this months ago aswell. i dont see this fight happening period.

Comment by Primera on 05-27-2012

chavez jr would tax martinez' ass

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