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WBC: Chavez Jr. Must Fight Sergio Martinez, No Interims

By Rick Reeno

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas - At their ongoing 49th annual convention, the World Boxing Council ordered their middleweight champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-0-1, 31KOs), to make an immediate defense against the Diamond champion, Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27KOs). The WBC will not allow Chavez to make any voluntary title defenses, against Marco Antonio Rubio or Miguel Cotto.

Martinez's promoter Lou DiBella was delighted with the WBC's ruling. Chavez is slated to return in February, while Martinez has an HBO date on March 17th.

"Chavez must fight Sergio next. No interim fights. He has to fight Sergio next or [Top Rank CEO] Bob Arum must work out a deal with me. He can't take the Feburary fight without being stripped or unless Top Rank and DiBella agree. Obviously I'll be having conversations with both HBO and Arum," DiBella told BoxingScene.com.

Martinez's adviser, Sampson Lewkowicz, expects Martinez to receive the full title.

"I guarantee that Sergio Martinez will defend the WBC middleweight title in March," Lewkowicz said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fceeviper on 12-15-2011

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;11565255]via twitter stevemaxboxing Steve Kim told that with MA Rubio pricing himself out of Chavez Jr fight, Andy Lee is now being considered for the Feb 4th fight #boxing[/QUOTE] Really? Come on Veneno, where else are you going to make…

Comment by Light_Speed on 12-15-2011

[QUOTE=Enzo Mc is ****;11565840]Chavez will vacate the WBC title to avoid Martinez, then immediately get an easy fight for a vacant belt.[/QUOTE] There's no vacant title at 160 right now. The weakest of the other champs is Geale but he…

Comment by Alx. on 12-15-2011

martinez gets robbed if it sees 12

Comment by Blue Heffner on 12-15-2011

[QUOTE=Enzo Mc is ****;11565840]Chavez will vacate the WBC title to avoid Martinez, then immediately get an easy fight for a vacant belt.[/QUOTE] this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by orlandoernandez on 12-15-2011

The beginning of the end for Jr. Actually.....it is the end for Jr.

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