Sergio Martinez: I Hope The Chavez Jr. Rematch Will Happen

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vitali1999 on 10-04-2018

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;19163339]Unbeatable fighting bums He only fought with two good fighters Pavlik and Williams[/QUOTE] ATG he is regardless of what you think. He will be inducted into the hall of fame. Guaranteed.

Comment by McManus on 10-04-2018

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;19164529]Yeah, they were slows, lack of skills and footwork., Predectible. Lara schooled Williams. And and old Hopkins toyed with Pavlik.[/QUOTE] Lara is a great fighter and old Hopkins beat a lot of young áss. Hopkins made Pavlik come out of…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 10-04-2018

[QUOTE=McManus;19164469]Williams and Pavlik were too basic?[/QUOTE] Yeah, they were slows, lack of skills and footwork., Predectible. Lara schooled Williams. And and old Hopkins toyed with Pavlik.

Comment by McManus on 10-04-2018

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;19163955]Pavlik and Williams were too básic, slow, and predectible rivals. Tailor Made for Martínez.[/QUOTE] Williams and Pavlik were too basic?

Comment by LetOutTheCage on 10-04-2018

[QUOTE=G G G;19159809]Lmao this coward ducked GGG and now he is coming out of the cave to fight Jr. Hope he gets his ass beat down to the ground.[/QUOTE] Seriously calling Martinez a coward? Show a little more respect

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (53)
Top Headlines Dennis Hogan, Bilal Akkawy, Artem Dalakian Get Big Wins Rocky Fielding: Canelo Has The Power To Face Anyone at 168 Jacobs: With Lemieux Out, Stronger Possibility I'll Face Canelo Canelo Open To The Idea of Third Golovkin Fight Canelo Destroys Rocky Fielding in Three For WBA Title Canelo vs. Fielding - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Tevin Farmer Retains IBF Title, Decisions Francisco Fonseca Sadam Ali Bounces Back, Decisions Mauricio Herrera Ryan Garcia Blasts Out Braulio Rodriguez in Fifth Round Katie Taylor Dominates Eva Wahlstrom, Retains World Titles Canelo Alvarez-Rocky Fielding: Stats & Stakes Sven Fornling Shocks Karo Murat, Wins Decision in Dramatic Fight Canelo-Fielding Undercard Results From Madison Square Garden Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding - CompuBox Historical Review Joshua: Wilder Fight Has To Happen, We Are From Same Era! Diego Ramirez Drops, Stops Bradley Skeete In Brentwood Monroe's VADA Test Threatens Charlo Fight, Korobov Could Step In Sunny Edwards Gets Off Floor To Outpoint Junior Granados Juergen Braehmer Returns With Easy TKO of Nieves in Five Christian Hammer Breaks Down, Stops Michael Wallisch in Fifth Sadam Ali vs. Mauricio Herrera - CompuBox Historical Review Fielding: I'm Daring To Be Great With a Pound for Pound Fighter Shohjahon Ergashev Demolishes Ruiz in One Round Junior Fa Feels Ready For Parker, Giovanni De Carolis Wins Big Rocky Fielding: I Can't Think About Judging Of Canelo Fight Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Edges Jesse Hart To Retain WBO Title Canelo Calls Small Scab Under Right Eye 'Just A Little Scratch' Lemieux: Fielding Not Dangerous; Won't Last Once Canelo Connects Canelo Open To Moving Back Up To 168 Pounds For Right Fights Daily Bread Mailbag: Lomachenko-Davis, Wilder-Fury, More Frank Warren: Billy Joe Saunders is Inspired By Tyson Fury Sunny Edwards Already Plotting Future World Title Hunt Joseph Parker Back in Force, Crushes Alexander Flores in Three Amir Khan: I Give Fielding No Chance, Canelo is a Beast Canelo's Promoter: Jacobs, Golovkin Have To Get in Line Canelo Needs To Face a Legitimate Threat in Near Future Gilberto Ramirez: I'll Go To 175, I'm Ready To Challenge Gvozdyk News: Raeese Aleem, Abraham Nova, Peres-Daniels Rematch Gilberto Ramirez Retains, Majority Nod Over Jesse Hart Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard

Latest Active Forum Threads