Team Martinez Never Made a Chavez Deal With The WBC

By Rick Reeno

Lou DiBella, promoter of middleweight Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27KOs), advised that nobody from Team Martinez, including the fighter, made an agreement with the WBC to allow Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-0-1, 31KOs) to defend his middleweight title on February 4th against Marco Antonio Rubio.

The WBC's President, Jose Sulaiman, reached out to Martinez, but contrary to published reports no agreement was ever made. At the recent convention in Las Vegas, the WBC ordered Chavez Jr. to defend his title against Martinez, the organization's Diamond champion. Martinez has a return date of March 17th.

"It's Christmas Eve and I don't want to start calling people liars. There was never any agreement. It's all bulls**t. We knew the WBC was going to sanction that fight. Jose Sulaiman called my fighter directly, and I have to question that, and Sergio told him that he had to speak with me and [adviser] Sampson [Lewkowicz].

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mushahadeen on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=Juanma9;11596503]Boxing is a sport. If you're the champ, you fight the best or vacate. No excuses for ducking.[/QUOTE] JCC JR calls the shots. He moves when he wants to move. Everyone wants a piece of the El Dinero de Vaca.

Comment by mushahadeen on 12-25-2011

Team Chavez ducking JCC Jr. They don't want to get John Duddied.

Comment by MJ223 on 12-25-2011

Martinez should give up on the WBC.......

Comment by rey guey on 12-24-2011

This is just Bob Arum's media machine at work. it was 1st posted on fight but the artice has no author. Arum's just sneaking an article out there to change the narrative, which he's very good at. I still…

Comment by flint on 12-23-2011

i hope rubio knocks this sorriest chavez jr out cold.julio chavez jr is the saddest champion in mexican boxing history. and if jr gets lucky and win. he'll duck martinez again and fight cheato.

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