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Sergio Martinez Embraces Idea of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rematch

As previously reported, former two division world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez is planning to return in the fall.

The 45-year-old fighter was initially going to fight in June, but had to postpone his plans due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There was early talk of a rematch with Julio César Chávez Jr, who lost a dramatic fight with Martinez in September of 2012.

Martinez had outboxed Chavez for nearly eleven rounds of the fight - before a wild twelfth round where the young Mexican dropped Martinez and had him in serious trouble. Chavez was too physically exhausted to put Martinez away.


After suffering that loss, Chavez Jr. was never the same fighter or reached the same heights.

The 34-year-old suffered a TKO loss to Daniel Jacobs back in December, but he's talked about the idea of facing Martinez again.

Martinez has been out of the ring since 2014, when he suffered a knockout loss at the hands of Miguel Cotto.

Martinez believes a rematch would do well to get Chavez Jr. motivated and potentially change his life around.

"Hopefully the fight with Chávez Jr. can be done, for the nobility of this sport. It would help Julio César a lot, regardless of the result, regardless of what could happen in the fight. Preliminary preparation can be a very good thing for him, because when he lost with me, his life as an athlete, as a human being, had plunged into a depressive crisis that led him to deviate from the path of this sport," Martinez said in round 43 of WBC Talks.

“If Julio is going to fight with me, he is going to need five or six months of doing things well, staying away from negative things. Because I can hurt him a lot. If he doesn't do things right, he can have a hard time with me. Boxing is wonderful and can give you the opportunity to change your habits for six, seven, eight months, a year... what it takes to promote... prepare for our fight, and who says you can't completely change your life afterwards! And that seems fantastic to him, to me, fantastic for boxing."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by TJ highway on 05-25-2020

[QUOTE=tritium_arma;20577028]This could be a competitive match.[/QUOTE] At least I have respect for Maravilla. Started his career late but had a good career. JR now that's another story.

Comment by MrFynest on 05-25-2020

[QUOTE=The Smash;20576787]He ducked Chavez for 2 years. When they finally fought, he got a gift decision and ran into retirement to avoid the rematch.[/QUOTE] Bro wtf fight were you watching??? You're straight up delusional! Martinez toyed with him the first…

Comment by tritium_arma on 05-24-2020

This could be a competitive match.

Comment by vital1983 on 05-24-2020

[QUOTE=The Smash;20576787]He ducked Chavez for 2 years. When they finally fought, he got a gift decision and ran into retirement to avoid the rematch.[/QUOTE] Sexy Sergio put a clinic on him for 11 rounds, and after the knock down in…

Comment by MulaKO on 05-24-2020

[QUOTE=The Smash;20576787]He ducked Chavez for 2 years. When they finally fought, he got a gift decision and ran into retirement to avoid the rematch.[/QUOTE] C’mon an You can’t be fughin serious Broken hand and a bum knee Chavez got the…

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