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Sergio Martinez Prefers Cotto Over Chavez Jr. Rematch

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is not too sure of a fight rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Dallas, Texas. On Saturday in Las Vegas, Martinez dominated Chavez for eleven rounds and survived a late knockdown to win a twelve round unanimous decision before 19,000 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center. Chavez's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, wants to stage a rematch next year in Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

Martinez has some issues with the location, because he believes Chavez takes advantage of the governing rules of the local commission. Martinez would prefer to face junior middleweight Miguel Cotto at a catch-weight. Cotto challenges WBA "regular" champion Austin Trout on December 1.

"Bob Arum suggested a rematch with Julio, in Dallas, in the American football stadium of the Cowboys, with 60,000 people and pay-per-view. But [I'm not sure about that]. There, Chávez does whatever he wants when it comes to the rules....regarding the doping [tests] and things like that - they are less rigorous [in Texas]....let's put it that way. They are less demanding than [the commission] in Nevada. My personal preference, I would like to fight with Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico. It would be a good fight if we reach an agreement on the weight limit," Martinez said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dlostx on 09-19-2012

Fight a guy who is below his weight division and where he will have all the physical advantages or fight again a guy who is 180+ the night of the fight and almost KO him when he decided to throw…

Comment by -jose- on 09-18-2012

[QUOTE=PAC-BOY;12528278]Sergio would end Cottos career![/QUOTE] Cotto will have Martinez singing [I]"Don't Cry for me Argentina"[/I]

Comment by Optimistic on 09-18-2012

I hate saying it, but Martinez would be too much for Cotto, especially at this stage of his career. I can see Cotto fighting Trout and then Canelo, and then retiring, and I'd be content with that.

Comment by PAC-BOY on 09-18-2012

Sergio would end Cottos career!

Comment by newcastleking on 09-18-2012

c'mon folks. You guys know why hed rather take less money and fight Cotto than face Julio jr again.

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