By Elisinio Castillo
Former two division world champion Sergio Martinez is hoping that a deal gets finalized for a rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs).
Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs), 43-years-old, has been out of the ring since suffering a one-sided knockout loss at the hands of Miguel Cotto in June of 2014. He retired from the sport in the aftermath of that fight.
Chavez Jr. has been away from the ring since May of 2017, when he suffered a one-sided twelve round decision loss to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
Martinez won a twelve round decision over Chavez Jr. in September of 2012 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The win allowed Martienz to capture the WBC middleweight championship.
The fight was memorable, with Martinez dominating the action for nearly eleven rounds - and then Chavez Jr. dropped Martinez and nearly finished him off in the twelfth.
According to Martinez, it was Chavez Jr. who called for the fight and now he's dragging his feet on signing a contract for a proposed date of November 17, in either Texas or Las Vegas.
The Argentine is at the World Boxing Council (WBC) convention held in Kiev (Ukraine) and he's been vocal about the potential fight.
"There is the possibility and I think it can be done this year, I hope it can be done on November 17," said Martinez to A La Vera Del Ring.
"We're going to have fun and I'm going to try to make a great fight in the same manner as the first."
Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport has interest in carrying this contest on the DAZN streaming service.
There is talk that Chavez Jr. is now moving away from the contest, because he's not capable of making the discussed weight limit - which is going to fall at the super middleweight max of 168-pounds. The first bout took place at 160-pounds.