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 Last update:  1/30/2011       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Sergio Martinez Eyes Chavez vs. Zbik Winner in The Fall
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By Rick Reeno

Sampson Lewkowicz, adviser to WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (46-2, 25KOs), reached out to BoxingScene.com to set the record straight on his fighter's situation with the WBC title. On Tuesday, the WBC announced that Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 10KOs), the interim champion at middleweight, was being elevated to the status of "full champion," and Martinez was being elevated to the status of "Champion Emeritus."

Martinez was willing to make his mandatory defense against Zbik, but HBO had absolutley no interest in the fight. Instead, Martinez will face unbeaten WBO 154-pound champion Sergei Dzinziruk (37-0, 23KOs) on March 12 at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The WBC will sanction Martinez-Dzinziruk for their "Diamond Belt."

Zbik will have to defend his title against the mandatory, and WBC silver champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. If Zbik beats Chavez, then Martinez would be willing to fight him in the fall. If Zbik beats Chavez, Lewkowicz believes HBO might be more inclined to approve him as an opponent for Martinez.

"Sergio wants to congratulate Zbik on becoming the champion. The sole reason as to why Martinez did not fight him is because HBO did not accept him. However, if he fights Chavez and he beats Chavez, Martinez would be more than honored to fight him," Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com.

"Meanwhile, we need to act like gentlemen and set the record straight. Martinez did not get stripped by the WBC. He was upgraded to a higher status, as the Emeritus champion. If Zbik beats Chavez, who is the mandatory, then Martinez will fight him and it would be an honor to do the fight."

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Sebastian Zbik , Chavez-Zbik , Chavez vs Zbik , Sergio Martinez


 

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comment by BxFanViento, on 01-19-2011
I want Chavez Jr. to step up in class in order to prove that he is more than "Hype" but Martinez is on another level right now. Then again how long can Chavez go facing substandard opposition? John Duddy not being excluded.

comment by Ravens Fan, on 01-19-2011
Are there any fighters that are ranked in the top 15 of the world that is not some kind of a champion? Hell, if a fighter ever managed to unify all the belts he would need an entourage of 12 just to carry all the belts into the ring and it would take a half an hour to introduce him. If it wasn't ...

comment by mathed, on 01-18-2011
Chavez gets tapped up by Martinez. Zibik gets put to sleep as well....HBO can shove it.

comment by cleaner147, on 01-18-2011
[QUOTE=athletic]David Lemieux is the real deal at middleweight and will KO both Chavez Jr and Zbik once they meet. Chavez jr is too much of a coward to go one on one with David Lemieux he knows he would get destroyed.[/QUOTE] :notworthy:notworthy

comment by athletic, on 01-18-2011
David Lemieux is the real deal at middleweight and will KO both Chavez Jr and Zbik once they meet. Chavez jr is too much of a coward to go one on one with David Lemieux he knows he would get destroyed.

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