It appears that Sergio Martinez is finally getting his wish to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. For over the last year, Martinez has been publicly demanding a fight against Julio only to be denied. Finally, the WBC stepped in and made Sergio Martinez the mandatory number one contender for the WBC middleweight title which Chavez is putting on the line against Andy Lee on June 16th. According to a Wednesday April 4th report by BoxingScene.com, Martinez will sign a contract today to face the winner of Chavez-Lee on September 15th.
Chavez vs. Lee just came to fruition earlier this week and will take place live from the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, and will be aired on HBO. However, if Lee or Chavez do not sign the contract then the June 16th fight will become a non-title fight as Chavez will be stripped of the title. Chavez (45-0-1) and Lee (28-1) are both expected to sign the contract to fight Martinez in September.
Martinez is coming off a dominant performance on St. Patrick’s day, which continued his march toward reclaiming the WBC middleweight title that he once held but was stripped of as the WBC elevated him to their emeritus champion. Martinez will be the favorite in a fight against both Chavez and Lee.
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