Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 4/18/12
After pounding out his win over Marco Antonio Rubio in February, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. was supposed to go straight on and fight Sergio Gabriel Martinez, settling once and for all who has the right to wear the WBC's (semi-irrelevant) middleweight title belt around his waist. As with so much else surrounding that green strap since WBC President-for-Life Jose Sulaiman chose to strip Martinez and give the title to Chavez, nothing is going quite according to plan or the usual standards of normalcy. Junior apparently feels he needs a tune-up prior to fighting Martinez, and has accordingly signed to fight prospect Andy Lee. This points directly to short confidence on the part of Chavez and his camp going into a clash with pound-for-pound contender and people's champ Martinez, not only because Chavez apparently feels the need to duke it out with a Martinez stand-in, but also because the fight is slated for El Paso, in the infamously dodgy (from a boxing point of view) state of Texas.
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