Will the WBC live up to their word when it comes to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, or will he be allowed to avoid Sergio Martinez again? (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
We all know that the WBC is completely full of it and will not give Sergio Martinez a shot at Julio Cesar Chavez Jr's title, but they are at least going to make a show out of it. They recently put out the timetable for negotiations and the consequences for each fighter should they fail to come to the negotiation table.
The negotiations period for the parties began on March 19th and will concluded on April 9th, to then have a public auction on April 16th. If Sergio Martinez doesn't take part on the negotiations he will be disqualified as mandatory challenger, but if Julio Cesar is the one who doesn't take part he will be disqualified as champion. The president of the WBC is worried for this matter because both boxers have been supported in great way during their careers by the WBC. The WBC will wait for the negotiations period and the auction to conclude to decide what to do.
So here is how I expect JCC Jr and the WBC are going to wiggle out of this promise. First Top Rank will probably give Martinez a terrible/insulting offer. Martinez and DiBella will reject the offer, as they should, and then the WBC will strip Martinez of his mandatory challenger status because ‘he failed to negotiate.'
Also I'm pretty sure the WBC has done nothing to support the career of Sergio Martinez. If anything, Martinez has helped the WBC by paying sanctioning fees to defend the moronic WBC diamond belt. In Chavez's case, at least the WBC has helped him avoid Sergio Martinez and stringent drug testing. This really just seems like a marketing ploy, because there is maybe a 5% chance that the WBC will strip JCC Jr for not fighting Sergio Martinez.
Do you guys think that there is any chance that the WBC strips Julio Cesar Chavez Jr of his middleweight title?