Posted October 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez says he wants to organize a ''big fight'' in his native Argentina following his victory to claim the belt from Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas last month. The 37-year-old Martinez isn't sure when the fight might be held and failed to nominate a prospective opponent but says it is a priority, adding that he plans to meet with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez in the next few days. Martinez, who calls himself ''La Maravilla'' (The Marvel), said Monday in Buenos Aires that he also has a book coming out entitled in English, ''Heart of a King.'' He says he will have surgery on Nov. 12 on his left hand, which he broke in the fight against Chavez.
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