|Argentian President announces Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez's next Boxing Date|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Dec 5, 2012) Photo © DiBella Entertainment / Ed Diller
New York, NY / Buenos Aires, Argentina - It was officially announced last week that WBC Middleweight
Champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO's), who will be
presented with his new belt this week at the WBC Convention in Cancun,
will defend his title next against England's undefeated interim WBA
Middleweight Champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO's) in Martinez' home
country of Argentina. In a historic move, the event was announced by
the President of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner and will be held on April
27. The bout will be broadcast on HBO's "World Championship Boxing".
privileged and honored to take part in Argentinian history in the
announcement of my homecoming fight in my homeland with President
Cristina de Kirchner and I want to thank my fans for supporting me
throughout my career and I promise to give them a show they will be
proud of on April 27," said Martinez.
27, the great Sergio Martinez will defend his title against a worthy
challenger in front of fifty thousand adoring Argentinians. This will be
a historic night for middleweight boxing and I am thrilled to be
Sergio's promoter and to be part of an event of this magnitude," said
promoter Lou DiBella.
"I am very
honored to be a part of such a historic event," said Martinez' longtime
advisor Sampson Lewkowicz. "This will be a very special night for me
as this has been a dream and request of Sergio's to be able to defend
his championship in front of all of his adoring fans in Argentina, the
country that loves him so much for a long time."
the history of the sport has the President of a country made the
official announcement of a fight as is the case with Martinez' upcoming
bout. In addition to announcing the world championship bout, President
Kirchner also revealed that the fight will be shown live on public TV
Channel 7 in Argentina, allowing 40 million Argentinians to see their
champion defend his title on free television.
will be Martinez' first in Argentina since February 2002, and his first
since winning a dominant 12-round unanimous decision over previously
undefeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., which was shown live on HBO PPV on
September 15. Martinez is, in fact, undefeated in Argentina, winning 24
of 25 bouts, with one draw later avenged, since turning pro in 1997. He
will look to continue that streak against Murray on April 27.
30-year-old Murray, a native of the United Kingdom, is coming off a
sixth-round TKO over previously undefeated Jorge Navarro on November 24.
The lone blemish on Murray's record is a split decision draw to
longtime reigning WBA Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm.
Follow Doghouse Boxing's news wire
Visit the IMPROVED Doghouse Boxing Forums (Login with your Facebook or Twitter account - Now Mobile, Ipad, Blackberry, Android & YouTube Friendly) DogPound
NEW: Follow Doghouse Boxing on FaceBook
For more Boxing News 24/7 and so much more...
visit our homepage