Fresh off his display of pure boxing skill in his win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez now has his sights set on the pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. according to ElManana.com.mx (h/t BoxingNews24.Com).
Martinez said, “Floyd, you be ready because I am going to find you in the 2013. From here to November of 2013, I am going to find you truly.”
Pushing for a fight with Mayweather now is smart on Martinez's part due to his name being a hot topic in the boxing world after his big win against Chavez Jr.
Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) is known for fighting guys that he knows will make for a big pay-per-view showing and Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) was just featured in his first PPV bout ever, but shined while doing so.
The Martinez vs. Chavez Jr. bout reached 475,000 PPV buys (per ESPN.com), a figure that far out-did the expectation of 250,000 buys before the fight took place.
Although he is not a proven PPV star yet, the big showing on Martinez's first PPV event could be good enough to draw Mayweather's attention his way.
Beating a fighter that is among the top P4P fighters of his time, is a must to solidify "Money's" career as one of the best fighters the sport has ever seen.
So if Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao don't meet in the ring sometime in early 2013, the next best thing for the five-division champ to do would be to take on Martinez.
Mayweather has not spoken about what his plans in the ring are since he was released from a Las Vegas jail in early August, but one would hope he ends his silence soon and announces what his next move is.
Martinez first has to rehab the knee he injured in the Chavez Jr. bout that required surgery, but there is no reason why a Cinco De Mayo weekend clash between Martinez and Mayweather coudn't go down next year.