Chavez Jr. Dares Martin Murray To Fight, WBC Title on 8/3

By Ernesto Castellanos,

As previously reported on, middleweight contender Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32KOs) has pushed back his return to August 3rd in Mexico City. The slated opponent is Brian Vera, but the Mexican boxer would like to face someone he believes is tougher. Chavez would like to go against England's Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11KOs), who lost a very close twelve round decision to WBC champion Sergio Martinez last month.

The main reason Chavez wants to fight Murray is because a lot of experts felt the British boxer did enough to beat Martinez. Because Martinez suffered several injuries in the fight and is likely sidelined until next year, Chavez expects a fight with Murray to have the WBC's interim-title at stake - with the winner getting a shot at Martinez once he returns.

"Hopefully Murray will be encouraged to come and face me in Mexico City. Our fight could be for the WBC interim world title. I want the best opponent possible," Chavez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rogdogx on 05-07-2013

Jr will beat Martin Murray in a fight that proves Martinez won the battle vs Jr but not the war. Jr put Maravilla on course for retirement. If Sergio ever grows some balls and fights GGG then Golovkin will put…

Comment by ddangerous on 05-07-2013

Just wanting to beat him more convincingly than Martinez.

Comment by daddymon on 05-07-2013

[quote=clegg;13338653]well to be fair sturm, martinez and chavez are/were all bigger draws than him and were the ones with belts. Well, chavez doesn't have a belt but whoever he fights next they'll probably put one on the line. The same…

Comment by Clegg on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=wja1966;13338536]If these fighters are so good why dont they come to England to fight him rather than Murray or the other Brits going to their home towns[/QUOTE] Well to be fair Sturm, Martinez and Chavez are/were all bigger draws than…

Comment by frosty-g on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=wja1966;13338536]If these fighters are so good why dont they come to England to fight him rather than Murray or the other Brits going to their home towns[/QUOTE] Not like Mexico City isn't prominently on the boxing map

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