Dibella isn’t ruling out legal action against the WBC if Sergio Martinez doesn’t get the Chavez Jr. fight
By Allen Fox: Lou Dibella, the promoter for former WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, is reportedly considering legal action against the World Boxing Council if his fighter Martinez doesn’t get a fight against WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. This comes after the WBC mandated that Chavez Jr. has to fight Martinez next.
But soon after telling Martinez he was next, the WBC gave Chavez Jr. permission to fight Marco Antonio Rubio next rather than Martinez after Chavez Jr. requested to take that fight instead.
Speaking with fighthype.com, Dibella said “I’m hoping to get it resolved without going to court, that is a route that’s possible.”
It’s unclear whether there will be any step aside money given to Dibella and Martinez for them to step aside and allow the Chavez-Rubio fight to go ahead and take place on February 4th or if they’ll get nothing out of this. It is disappointing to see Martinez not get the fight he wants but you got to figure that Martinez will surely get the Chavez Jr. fight after this one. They can’t just blow past him every time and fight anyone they want otherwise the WBC becomes somewhat of a joke. They’re there to collect sanctioning fees, rank the fighters and enforce the rules. But if they’re not even holding up to their rules in terms of challengers who are waiting in line, it makes boxing look bad, almost like professional wrestling.
Martinez had his title stripped from him last when faced Sergiy Dzinziruk instead of Sebastian Zbik. The WBC then handed Martinez’s title to Zbik, who promptly lost it to Chavez Jr. in his first title defense last June.
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