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 Last update:  4/4/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Sergio Martinez Signs: Says Chavez-Lee is 50-50 Bout
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By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com reached out to boxing adviser/promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, and spoke directly to middleweight king Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28KOs), who confirmed that he officially signed, at 7PM PST, an agreement to face the winner of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andy Lee - on the tentative date of September 15th. Lewkowicz, along with his wife, held a meeting with Martinez at the Bel Air Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

As BoxingScene first reported on Tuesday, a deal was reached for Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31KOs) to defend his WBC middleweight title against Lee (28-1, 20KOs) in an HBO televised fight on June 16th at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.

The World Boxing Council positioned Martinez as the mandatory challenger at last December's convention in Las Vegas. The sanctioning body expects all of the required parties to sign this agreement.

"I have officially signed the agreement. [WBC President] Jose Sulaiman expects everyone involved to sign this agreement - including Chavez, Lee, [Top Rank CEO Bob] Arum and [Martinez/Lee promoter] Lou DiBella. If they don't sign the document [prior to June 16th], Jose Sulaiman has made a promise that the WBC title will not be on the line on June 16, because they will take the title away," Martinez said to BoxingScene.com.

Martinez, who plans to sit ringside at the Sun Bowl, expects a very close fight.

"It's going to be a very tough fight for both of them. I think it's a 50-50 fight," Martinez said.

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Sergio Martinez , Andy Lee , Chavez-Lee , Chavez vs Lee


 

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comment by AHUEVO, on 04-05-2012
[QUOTE=hillbilly]The issue with Junior is diuretics--he got busted using them to lose weight for a fight. He even admitted it to the Nevada commission. Given his terrible weight issues against Rubio, Rubio and many others thought he used them again to make weight in that fight, but texas conven...

comment by Hyacinth, on 04-05-2012
holy smokes! if jr is forced into this fight i'd be totally psyched! if there is any fighter i'd like to see lose more than manny pacquiao it has to be jcc jr. it's either him or khan lose decisively to peterson. i can't pick between the two..

comment by Detroit29, on 04-05-2012
JSFD26 I could fully sign on to ur arguement if Sergio didn't walk around between 170-175 pds.

comment by mushahadeen, on 04-05-2012
See, I told you so: JR is going to beat the living hell out of Lee and after that, he's going to retire Sergio. How about an apology from all the morons and a-holes who constantly write: "This fight will never happen blah blah blah..." You people don't know anything about boxing.

comment by MrClutch85, on 04-05-2012
We all know Martinez is hoping and praying Chavez Jr wins because if Lee wins no big money no HBO PPV

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