Sergio Martinez: I Have Not Seen Chavez Sign Anything

By John E. Brignone and Nicolas Samuilov,

The Emeritus middleweight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez, has not see any document signed by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. - which indicates the Mexican boxer's willingness to face Martinez in the fall. Martinez is the mandatory challenger to Chavez, the WBC's full titleholder at 160-pounds.

Chavez is scheduled to fight Andy Lee on June 16th in El Paso, Texas. Martinez was objecting to the match being finalized because the WBC promised him an immediate shot at Chavez, following the champion's February win over Marco Antonio Rubio.

To satisfy all of the involved parties, the WBC prepared a document for Chavez, Lee and Martinez to sign. The document directs the Chavez-Lee winner to face Martinez in the fall.  

Martinez was the first to sign the document, followed by Lee, and then the document was sent to Chavez. Although the WBC is claiming that Chavez signed the document, Martinez has never seen his signature on anything.

"I already signed. From my hands [the document] went to Andy Lee. From Lee it went to Chavez, and I think from there it went to the Bermuda Triangle - because it disappeared," Martinez said.

"The World Council said Chavez signed. Then I, as any sensible person, asked them to give me a copy [of the document]. Is there a document that exists with the signature of Chavez Jr.? I do not think so. Why? Because I have not seen it. I asked them to send me a copy by e-mail and everyone is quiet and no copy was sent."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Roman Moreno on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=AHUEVO;12075959]-I just made a bunch of arguments. And yes, compubox and the fact that he is the son of a legend does have something to do with it. It has a lot to do with it quite frankly. [B]Would the…

Comment by Dr. Ill on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=herikbeheran;12075675]size advantage over sergio? Like Pavlik or Williams? Paul Williams height 6′ 1″ / 185cm reach 79″ / 201cm Kelly Pavlik height 6′ 2½″ / 189cm reach 75″ / 191cm Julio Cesar Chavez JR height 6′ 0″ / 183cm reach…

Comment by Roman Moreno on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=AHUEVO;12075969]Another point, WBC orchestrated that so Jr. can get a shot at the belt against an almost, kinda top 10 LW.[/QUOTE] WBC orchestrated HBO to turn down Martinez-Zbik? Really? :rofl: And, lets ignore how the WBC orchestrated to get Caenlo…

Comment by Roman Moreno on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=mathed;12075718]I don't see that at all. Canelo is consistently fighting better fighters...I mean shot or not, Mosley was just in the ring with Pac and Mayweather.....who has John Duddy, Zbik, Lyell and Rowland fight? [/QUOTE] So if after Cotto and…

Comment by ANDROIDISM on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=mathed;12072910]??? 5 foot 10, rehydrates up to 165 pounds but he should fight guys over 6 foot tall who rehydrate up to 180 pounds? :banned:[/QUOTE] Bull****! I've met martinez and my fiance took a pick with him and he is…

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