Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: Fights with Golovkin or Ward more appealing than Sergio rematch

Jeff Bottari

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr says he'd rather fight Gennady Golovkin or Andre Ward later this year than rematch Sergio Martinez.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr might not be looking for a rematch with Sergio Martinez after all, as the former WBC middleweight titlist says he'd rather face Gennady Golovkin or super middleweight champ Andre Ward following his June 22 return bout, likely to be held in Mexico.

"Martinez has placed too many conditions, has said many things, as always he is a bit talkative and lacks humility. There are great middleweight champions, like Golovkin. I can also fight with Andre Ward. These fights are much more interesting and I think they would present a better show for the people."

Chavez (46-1-1, 32 KO) will face either Darren Barker or Brian Vera in June, and the idea going back to last year was to have Chavez and Martinez rematch this September. But Martinez may have balked at many things -- he may have wanted extra drug testing, may have refused to fight in Texas, as there was some talk about that, etc. -- or Chavez may simply prefer to not face Martinez, who dominated him for 11 rounds before Chavez did get close to scoring a 12th round knockout.

Martinez is set to face Martin Murray on April 27 in Argentina, while Golovkin is likely to take on Matthew Macklin on June 29. Ward is currently recovering from shoulder surgery.

Would you rather see Chavez face someone other than Martinez?

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