Sergio Martinez: I Will Not Allow Chavez Jr. To Escape

By Rick Reeno was advised by middleweight king Sergio Martinez (47-2-2, 26KOs) that he plans to target the winner of the June 4th clash between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and WBC champion Sebastian Zbik. Martinez, currently relaxing in Madrid, Spain, is planning to sit ringside to watch Chavez-Zbik at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Califonia.

Following the fight's conclusion, Martinez will exercise his right, as the WBC's "Emeritus Champion" - to get an immediate, direct shot at the winner.

Based on what BoxingScene was told, Zbik is already on board to face Martinez next, but no reply has been issued from the Chavez camp.

"I will not allow Chavez Jr. to escape" - is the word from Martinez.

If Chavez defeats Zbik, and refuses to fight Martinez, then a petition will be started with the WBC to get the Mexican boxer stipped. If he gets stripped, Martinez is willing to fight the next available contender for the vacant belt, which is Marco Antonio Rubio - who upset knockout king David Lemieux to earn his position. Martinez wants to reclaim the belt he was forced to vacate when accepting a rematch with Paul Williams in 2010.

"I don't care about the opponent, I want my WBC title," Martinez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 04-23-2011

[QUOTE=daggum;10426402][B]but we knew duddy was a dud going into the chavez fight.[/B] he got beat to a pulp by yory boy campos and walid smichet and got iffy decisions. he lost to billy lyell. jacobs looked like and still might…

Comment by daggum on 04-23-2011

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;10426387]i said arguably better. jacobs is cool, im a fan. thing is duddy, while not the better fighter, had the better resume going into their fights. jacobs didnt have the experience over duddy either. the point is, as a whole…

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 04-23-2011

[QUOTE=ny123;10426372]Do you think Duddy beats Jacobs? Im not sure about that one but i would have Jacobs winning and Pirog does have Kofi Jantuah on his resume.[/QUOTE] hell no. but i dont think thats quite my point. think about it.…

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 04-23-2011

[QUOTE=daggum;10426370]duddy(a failed prospect) is better than jacobs?(a fresh prospect who didn't struggle with guys like yory boy) kofi jantuah is a better win than john "i just lost to billy lyell" duddy[/QUOTE] i said arguably better. jacobs is cool, im…

Comment by ny123 on 04-23-2011

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;10426358]its really not. pirog has jacob. i mean he was a prized prospect, but thats all he was. a prospect. other than that...maciel. jr. resume isnt that impressive but it is better. his win over duddy is arguably better than…

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