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Team Rubio Eyes Purse Bid, Sergio Martinez Options

By Miguel Rivera

Promoter Reginaldo Kuchle of Promociones del Pueblo, who handle Marco Antonio Rubio, is willing to take part in a mandatory purse bid for a shot at WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rubio is the mandatory challenger for the title, but WBC Diamond champion Sergio Martinez was granted the first available opportunity to face Chavez. The fight between Martinez and Chavez was ordered to take place in the first quarter of 2012.

Martinez will face Darren Barker on October 1, while Chavez has two scheduled dates, with Ronald Hearns on September 17 in Mexico and Peter Manfredo Jr. on November 19 in Texas.

If Chavez fails to face Martinez by the WBC's deadline, and the title becomes vacant, then Rubio is willing to face Martinez for the vacant belt.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mshap on 08-08-2011

Rubio / Martinez would be an excellent action fight -- would consider Rubio a live underdog who could pull off a big upset if Martinez has an off night

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 08-08-2011

Ya people sleep on Rubio but hes a solid fighter who always comes to fight and he has some heavy hands. I think Maravilla might be too fast for him, but if he catches Sergio he can hurt him and…

Comment by William Blake on 08-08-2011

Rubio's victory over Lemeiux showed that he can take a punch, has defense, can devise an effective strategy, put that strategy into action, and carry a deadly punch. Though he was beaten by Pavlik, Rubio is no joke and would…

Comment by paulf on 08-08-2011

[QUOTE=teddycanyon;10959192]Arum will delay delay delay and then when he sees Martinez is aging and has a bad performance, he puts Chavez in the ring against him and JCC Jr. undeservedly adds a name to his resume.[/QUOTE] Martinez is looking better…

Comment by chiguy91 on 08-08-2011

okay, but what is rubio doing for the remainder of the year? martinez has barker, and chavez has 2 fights. hopefully rubio doesn't sit out for the rest of the year. that would be great though, rubio/martinez for the vacant…

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