Sergio Martinez not happy that the WBC stripped him of title
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KO’s) isn’t happy that the World Boxing Council took away his WBC title and gave him the title of “Emeritus champion,” according to fighthype.com.
The WBC gave the title to unbeaten challenger Sebastian Zbik. Martinez thinks the WBC title this because they want to make things easy for unbeaten Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight and capture the WBC title.
Incredibly, Martinez only got the chance to defend his WBC title one measly time before the WBC stripped him of the title and handed it to Zbik without him having to fight for it. Martinez just captured the WBC title in April last year. Normally, fighters are able to keep their titles until they lose them in the ring, vacate them or have them stripped for not defending them without a certain time frame.
In Martinez’s case, the WBC took his title away and gave it to Zbik, who is a very beatable fighter and one that Chavez Jr. will likely be able to defeat to win the WBC title. Chavez Jr. will be facing Zbik in May of this year.
The WBC seems to have really set things up nicely for Chavez Jr., the son of famous boxing great Julio Cesar Chavez.
Martinez says that he wanted to keep his WBC title until he retired from boxing, and isn’t happy that the WBC took it from him.
In the fighthype.com article, Martinez said “I think everything is being done so that Chavez becomes the champion.”