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WBC: Chavez Jr-Sergio Martinez Talks Start Next Week

by Salvador Rodriguez

Middleweight king Sergio 'Maravilla' Martinez (48-2-2, 27KOs) is only one fight away from a potential clash with WBC 160-pound champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31KOs). This coming Saturday, Martinez faces Matthew Macklin at New York's Madison Square Garden.

If Martinez wins, WBC President Jose Sulaiman advised BoxingScene.com that the negotiations period for a mandatory fight between Chavez and Martinez - will begin on Monday, March 19th.

"On Monday, the negotiations period will begin. If they don't reach an agreement in a month, we'll proceed to a purse bid and the champion will receive 60% of the winning bid and the challenger will get 40%," Sulaiman said.

At December's WBC convention in Las Vegas, Chavez was ordered to fight Martinez. The WBC allowed Chavez to fight Marco Antonio Rubio in February - but he claims that his organization will refuse to sanction a possible June fight between Chavez and British boxer Martin Murray.

"It is not Chavez who does not want the fight, it is his promoter [Top Rank]. They will say that Martinez does not sell [tickets or pay-per-view], but there is no turning back, because a decision was made at [last year's] convention," Sulaiman said.

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by freedom.. on 03-18-2012

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;11903662]Lou DiFatso will never let this fight happen. Sergio and Lou DiFatso are in the janitors broom closet that they call "an office" at this very moment trying to think up excuses why the fight can't happen.[/QUOTE] and Chavez jr…

Comment by Daddy T on 03-18-2012

i'd rather see lee v chavez jnr and the winner v martinez ...

Comment by mushahadeen on 03-18-2012

Lou DiFatso will never let this fight happen. Sergio and Lou DiFatso are in the janitors broom closet that they call "an office" at this very moment trying to think up excuses why the fight can't happen.

Comment by El Vikingo on 03-15-2012

[QUOTE=mathed;11890645]It means Marvelous. Marvelous Martinez...from unknown to unforgettable.[/QUOTE] Wrong, it means wonder.I am a spaniard btw.Marvelous is Maravilloso

Comment by AdamantiumPI on 03-15-2012

Chavez Jr. will gladly be stripped before he steps in the ring with Martinez. Arum and Chavez Jr. see all the money that can be made fighting bums.

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