|WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS
January 18, 2011 Mexico
From the office of WBC President Dr. José
MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION UPDATE
WBC is proud to announce the appointment of Sergio Martinez as Emeritus
Martinez is a two-time world champion, as he conquered the WBC super
welterweight championship and then defeated great champion Kelly Pavlik
to conquer the WBC middleweight championship.
then defeated Paul Williams with a dramatic Knockout of the
Martinez is a true example for the youth outside the ring and is constantly
active in the WBC Cares Program, visiting children s hospitals, underprivileged
children s housing, and has a formal company in support of abused women making
him a true influence all around the world.
Sergio Martinez designation as Emeritus Champion and Ambassador of Good Will
and Peace, WBC interim champion Sebastian Zbik of Germany becomes the WBC
world middleweight champion and must face the mandatory contender Julio
Cesar Chavez Jr.