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WBC CHAMPION SERGIO MARTINEZ TO HAVE ONE-ON-ONE WITH POPE FRANCIS


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World Boxing Council middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez will have a historic one-on-one audience with Pope Francis on Thursday.

The WBC reported that the meeting between the two Argentineans will take place at the Vatican, and will mark the first time a professional fighter has had a one-on-one closed session meeting with the Pope since Muhammad Ali.

Martinez, who intends to speak about his anti-bullying and domestic violence against women campaigns, is absolutely ecstatic about the meeting.

He said “In the past couple of months, I will have had two of my dreams as a Catholic come true, to visit the Basilica of our Lady Guadalupe in Mexico and to be received by the Pope. I will be asking the Pope for blessings and spiritual protection to all of those who enter the ring.”

International promoter, matchmaker and longtime advisor Sampson Lewkowicz said “Sergio Martinez continues to make history in our sport by having this historic meeting with Pope Francis. I’m very happy for Sergio, because as the great champion and great person that he is, he has earned this tremendous opportunity and honor of having this meeting.”

Nathan Lewkowicz, vice president of Sampson Boxing added, “Sergio’s passion to help out people in need and who are down on their luck has truly exemplified the fact that you do not need to act brash or lack any tact in order for people to respect you in the boxing world. He is a great role model for young athletes around the world.”

The WBC reported that Martinez will be accompanied to the meeting by longtime business manager Miguel De Pablos and Victor Gonzales, who was instrumental in the organization and staging of Martinez’s last middleweight title defense in front of over 50,000 adoring Argentineans earlier this year. Sergio will be presenting the Pope with a special edition WBC green and gold with a picture of Pope Francis as well as the flag of the Vatican.


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