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Team Martinez Still Target Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight

by Jhonny Gonzalez

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28KOs) has a full plate for 2013, but the boxer and his team are still hungry to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

On April 27th in Argentina, Martinez will defend his title against unbeaten British contender Martin Murray. If Martinez wins, he will face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a big fall rematch. Chavez still has to get licensed after failing a drug test following the September loss to Martinez, and he must win a probable return fight in May.

If the plans proceed on schedule, there wont be any time for a Mayweather dance in 2013, but Martinez and his coach are hoping to land the opportunity.

Pablo Sarmiento, Martinez's trainer, said: "The fight I want for Sergio is Mayweather. Right now I think that fight is still a possibility. But first comes Martin Murray in April, and then [in the fall] is a likely rematch with Chavez."

Sarmiento says they are not overlooking Murray, the WBA's interim-champion, and respect him very much.

"Murray is and unbeaten champion and he must be respected rather than talk about what's coming in the future. Every boxer fighters until the last round against Sergio and that will be the same scenario with Murray."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by happyman on 01-12-2013

so looks like martinez said he'd take 20% split and will drain himself to 150 to meet floyd's standards. i wonder if he will take it?

Comment by Cgarcia on 01-04-2013

September 2013 is just the right date for this fight. Make it happen, Floyd.

Comment by HeroBando on 01-04-2013

[QUOTE=stretchedout;12888043]I am not going to get an answer to this post, am I ? WARRR Martinez !! Sergio is a bad man at 160, Mayweather should wait for an easier MW title. 154 would be anyone's fight, a real classic.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by stretchedout on 01-04-2013

[QUOTE=stretchedout;12886208]Hatton was clearly not the best at 140. He was a cracked egg, clearly done, and he had arguably lost to guys who were also not the best at 140. And if you think that Pacquiao's titles at 135, 140,…

Comment by hugh grant on 01-04-2013

[QUOTE=YOU WILL LOSE;12886242]lol sergio thinks hes good because he beat Chavez and won his belt damn near lying on his back. rolling around on the canvas, imagine what floyd does to this joker[/QUOTE] Yes i agree lets see sergio and…

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