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WBC: Sergio Martinez vs. Rubio, Winner Gets Chavez

By Alfredo Jaime Gomez & Miguel Rivera, notifight.com

Jose Sulaiman, President of the World Boxing Council, has opened the door for a possible fight between the WBC's Diamond champion at middleweight, Sergio Martinez (47-2-2, 26KOs), and the man positioned at number 1 in the WBC's middleweight rankings, Marco Antonio Rubio (52-5-1, 45KOs).

Both of the boxers have been pressing the WBC to get a mandatory shot at their champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In order to settle the dispute over which fighter should get the first crack, Sulaiman feels the two of them should fight each other.

Sulaiman said - "it would be an interesting battle in Latin American and on a global scale, as Martinez is one of the best fighters pound for pound, while Rubio is a spectacular fighter with a devastating punch, and if both of them want to fight each other - they can go ahead."

Chavez faces Peter Manfredo Jr. on November 19, and Martinez is scheduled to face Darren Barker on October 1.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 09-08-2011

Chavez people are just trying to keep a belt as long as possible. They know he would get his ass handed to him by Martinez or Rubio

Comment by ..David.. on 09-08-2011

[QUOTE=Larryx2011;11100522]Martinez went from being his mandatroy to having to EARN his own title..lol[/QUOTE] LOL THAT SH.IT ITS JUST WRONG [QUOTE=chiguy91;11100507]what i'm surprised is that dibella said if this is ordered, they might drop their belt. idk if that means they…

Comment by larryggg on 09-08-2011

Martinez went from being his mandatroy to having to EARN his own title..lol

Comment by chiguy91 on 09-08-2011

[QUOTE=..David..;11100447]Wow this is actually completely backwards... Sergio was stripped and given the BS " WBC DIAMOND TITLE" ... so chavez could have the regular one. So the Diamond Champs has to fight a Bum(considering sergios level) for him to fight…

Comment by ..David.. on 09-08-2011

Wow this is actually completely backwards... Sergio was stripped and given the BS " WBC DIAMOND TITLE" ... so chavez could have the regular one. So the Diamond Champs has to fight a Bum(considering sergios level) for him to fight…

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