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Fight on! Martinez vs. Chavez will take place in September of this year.
This middleweight showdown is already signed for September 15th in Las Vegas.
Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO) has been the recognized middleweight champion since defeating Kelly Pavlik in 2010. His dominance of the division has led him to be ranked in the top three of most pound-for-pound lists, only behind Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, since that time.
In his last two fights, against European middleweights Matthew Macklin and Darren Barker, Maravilla has looked more vulnerable than usual. Add that to the grudge match element of a fight with the son of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez and you have a compelling storyline for fight fans.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KO) has seen his stock rise in recent years as his level of competition has gone up. But wins over Andy Lee, Peter Manfredo and Marco Antonio Rubio will be nothing like stepping into the ring with Sergio Martinez.
Martinez is an elite fighter with a grudge, who has dominated the middleweight division in recent years. Despite his recent hiccups—make no mistake about it—he will go all out for victory on September 15th. The question is will Chavez Jr. be able to take the giant leap up in class and pull out a victory.
This is one of those fights that sells itself. An elite fighter in his prime taking on one of the best young fighters in the sport who also happens to be the son of a legend. Great drama and a great fight for boxing.