By Ryan Burton
Middleweight king Sergio Martinez appeared on the latest edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com's official audio show. An agreement was recently reached that will match Martinez versus the winner of the June 16th clash between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee.
Martinez has been chasing Chavez, who is favored to beat Lee, for years. A skeptical Martinez said that he won't be entirely confident that he will fight Chavez until he sees him inside of the ring.
"Until I see Julio Cesar Chavez in the ring with the gloves on and the bell sounds I won't believe it," Martinez told The Boxing Lab.
I asked Martinez if he would still fight Chavez in September if he was offered a fall showdown against pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.
"What a tough question. Sincerely I am only thinking of Chavez now but Mayweather is the toughest fightout there. I really want the challenge. Mayweather is the toughest fight I can have. I want to fight other champs too but no one wants to fight me," said Martinez.
Martinez said that he didn't want to talk about other potential fights as all of his focus is on facing Chavez. "I want to stay positive. I want to be 100% positive that Chavez will fight me. I can't focus on other fights that may or may not happen."
The Argentine sensation said that in a perfect scenario he would fight Chavez in September and then Mayweather in his next fight. While he has so far been unsuccessful in landing the big fights he craves, Martinez has remained up beat.
"The perfect dream scenario for me is to fight Chavez in September and then Mayweather after," Martinez revealed.
You can hear the Sergio Martinez interview in its entirety plus interviews with Canelo Alvarez and Tim Bradley by click here: http://tobtr.com/s/2997117
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