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DiBella Requests Immediate Purse Bid for Chavez-Martinez

By Rick Reeno

Promoter Lou DiBella has advised BoxingScene.com that he submitted a request to the WBC to hold an immediate purse bid for the mandatory fight between middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and mandatory challenger Sergio Martinez. For the moment, DiBella and Team Martinez are sitting back and waiting for the sanctioning body to set a date for the purse bids.

This past Thursday at the WBC's 49th annual convention at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the sanctioning body ordered Chavez Jr. (44-0-1, 31KOs) to make an immediate defense against Martinez (48-2-2, 27KOs). Chavez is likely going to move forward with a fight on February 4th against the WBC's number one ranked contender, Marco Antonio Rubio.

"Right now it's a game of chicken. Chavez has an HBO date on February 4. We have an HBO date on March 17.  If Chavez fights in February, I'm going to submit a petition to have him stripped. We have an agreement with Matthew Macklin, but it depends on Chavez. If Chavez turns the fight down, then Martinez will defend the title against Macklin. But it's likely going to be Macklin - because Top Rank, [Top Rank CEO] Bob Arum, Freddie Roach, Chavez Sr., Omar Chavez, the other brothers, and even their cousins know one thing - Chavez Jr. is not going to fight Sergio Martinez on March 17," DiBella told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fceeviper on 12-18-2011

None of this even matters, Veneno will KO Jr. You"ll see. :alucard:

Comment by chiguy91 on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=elplayapimp;11573065]him trying to get the way smaller pac is a btch if he is not willing to do the same by fighting the big boys at 168 which I dont think he should do. Fight geele in australia make himself…

Comment by elplayapimp on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=chiguy91;11573041]how? he wants to fight pacquiao and mayweather at 150, that's an advantage for them. he would fight cotto at 154 but the guy won't even shake his hand. then there's the only big money fight at MW which is…

Comment by chiguy91 on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=elplayapimp;11573003]Martinez need to stop chasing all these fighters and the money he is just making himself look like a money hungry hoe. He doesnt want to fight the best he wants to fight the guy who is easiest out there…

Comment by elplayapimp on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=chiguy91;11572970]sturm ducked him from what i heard and i'm about 99.9% sure he'd duck him if they made him an offer. martinez has said he wants the wbc belt so i assume if chavez didn't have the belt around his…

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