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Top Rank and the WBC divided over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr facing Sergio Martinez -Scott Heritage

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BY Scott Heritage

Chavez Jr facing Martinez according to Sulaiman Chavez Jr facing Martinez according to Sulaiman

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WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is tentatively scheduled to return this November in a voluntary defense of his title, with the most likely candidate for his opponent being former Contender participant Peter Manfredo Jr.

Where he goes after this however isn’t so clear.

Chavez Jr’s promoter Bob Arum speaking to Dan Rafael earlier today said:

“I think we’ll try to do Chavez against Miguel Cotto next spring in a big pay-per-view, but in the meantime we’re looking at those guys for Chavez in the fall,”

Arum’s plans are likely dependent on Cotto winning his yet to be confirmed December rematch against Antonio Margarito, and of course Chavez winning his November defense.

If he goes ahead with this course of action though, Chavez Jr. might find himself doing so without his recently won title.

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