Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez had a few harsh words for his recent foe Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who continues to lobby for a rematch. Chavez, who's serving a 9 month suspension for testing positive for marijuana after his fight against Martinez on September 15th, has once again drawn the ire of Martinez. According to a March 5th report by BoxingScene.com, Martinez made the following comments about Chavez:
"Chavez is a loudmouth. If he accepts the doping tests, and I will as well, then everything will go smoothly. If he agrees to take the tests, then I will confront him anywhere. That's all he has to do. As long as he agrees to doping tests, the fight will be made."
Martinez defeated Chavez Jr. via unanimous decision and handed Julio his first loss. However, Chavez was coming back in the later rounds, which has given him the confidence that he can beat Martinez in a rematch.
While Chavez Jr. is on suspension until the summer, Martinez will be fighting Martin Murray on April 27th in Argentina. However, even if Chavez returns by the fall, there's no guarantee that he will get a rematch with Martinez. BoxingScene.com also reports that Martinez is interested in facing Canelo Alvarez in the fall only if it's at 160 pounds.
Martinez will not fight Alvarez, or anyone not named Mayweather Jr., at 154, which is where Canelo is a reigning champion. Additionally, Martinez will only fight on HBO and not Showtime who is backing Canelo's next fight.