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MARTINEZ WANTS MAYWEATHER OVER PACQUIAO


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WBC and The Ring middleweight champion Sergio Martínez is taking advantage of his fresh unanimous decision win over Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. in September 15 in Las Vegas. The world number three pound-for-pound fighter sent a ruthless challenge to Floyd Mayweather Jr. He said he will beat Mayweather like the pounding he gave to Chavez.

After the third bout with Juan Manuel Marquez when Pacquiao won a controversial majority decision, Martinez has been calling on the Filipino world pound-for-pound king to face him. Even to the point of questioning the Pacman’s victory over the Mexican Dynamite. But now “Maravilla” has set all his sights on “Money.”

Martinez dared Mayweather and said "When I grab you, I will make your bones crack like I did to Chavez. I promised [Chavez] that I was going to crack all of his bones and I did. Floyd, get ready because I'm going to find you in 2013. Between now and November of 2013, I promise to find you. He is living in a cloud, but when he gets my message he is going to fall. With Pacquiao it is impossible. There is a huge weight difference, because he is very small and the maximum that he will weigh before a fight is 143 or 145-pounds and the least amount of weight that I can give is 154," as quoted in boxingscene.com.

This will be Martinez’s chance for a mammoth bout with the five-division champion Mayweather. "He is certainly the best," Martinez recently told boxingscene.com. "But this does not mean that I won't win if I confront him. I want that fight more than anything else."

Mayweather though is just a natural welterweight and had to gain weight to fight Miguel Cotto last May for the WBA junior middleweight title. Martinez is a legitimate middleweight and that’s two weight classes above the welterweight division. He has to reduce six pounds to the junior middleweight class to face Mayweather and at age 37 that would be very difficult to maintain a good fighting condition.

There are several good challengers to fight in the middleweight division like a rematch with Chavez or a unification bout with WBA/IBF champ Daniel Geale. But Martinez is certainly looking for a mega-buck deal. He said he is willing to sign an 80-20 pact in favor of Mayweather and would be willing to face him at a catchweight of 150 lbs.

But the question is will Mayweather accept the Martinez confrontation? Dominic Sauboorah of boxingnews24.com commented “Martinez has the same build as Mayweather, therefore Floyd won’t be able to pick him off at range. He’s also very hard to catch, thereby Mayweather could jump in with a punch and get caught by one of Martinez’s shots which could easily send Mayweather to the canvas considering that Martinez is used to knocking down middleweights let alone welterweights.”


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