According to Boxingscene.com, Sergio Martinez told Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. in no uncertain terms that he will [expletive] up his son Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. when the pair clash in a middleweight title bout later this year.
“I am going to F*** him up. His dad better take a picture of him before the fight because afterwards he won’t recognize him. He will need a DNA sample,” Martinez promised.
Prior to Martinez’s gangster-esque threat, Chavez Sr. had accused the Argentine of cowardice.
Martinez runs around like a chicken. If you are a real man you will stand and fight my son. Don’t run around. You fight for yourself and not the people. You run around the ring and don’t make exciting fights.
Martinez’s response which was directed at Chavez Jr. was straight to the point and almost as chilling as his earlier prediction.
You are saying that I’m going to run around like a chicken but I have some advice for Junior. You know how baseball players use a bat. He should bring a bat in the ring so he has a chance but either way he is going to lose bad.
Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs) whose last outing was a hard earned victory against Matthew Macklin had his sights set on facing off against the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but nothing came to fruition.
However, a win over the 26-year-old Chavez Jr. (the current WBC middleweight champion) could present all sorts of opportunities for the former WBC and WBO middleweight titlist.
Chavez Jr. (46-0-1-1NC, 32 KOs) is one of boxing’s brightest young stars; nonetheless, he has come under scrutiny as well subjected to criticism from some sections of the boxing community who believe his record is padded with low-to-mid-tier fighters.
So with that in mind, a win against a seasoned campaigner in the guise of Martinez will not only do his résumé the world of good, but silence some of his critics.