After Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. impressive victory tonight he called out Sergio Martinez. Which is a bit funny since he has been ducking Martinez for awhile.
Immediately after the fight Top Rank put out this message via Twitter.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Sergio Martinez Sept 15th – Thomas and Mack, Las Vegas on HBO PPV #ChavezMartinez
One small problem……………..
The Canelo Alvarez vs. Victor Ortiz fight is already scheduled for Showtime PPV on September 15th at the MGM Grand.
Very rarely do big time boxing PPVs happen on the same date and in the history of boxing I can not recall two major PPVs happening on same date and same location.
I doubt this date will stick, the question begs who is going to flinch first Golden Boy or Top Rank?
The first domino will be Ortiz winning his fight next week, if he loses this all becomes a moot point, but if he wins then the game of chicken begins.
The MGM is a much better venue than Thomas and Mack center, but most would say Chavez Jr vs. Martinez is the bigger fight.
Will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next couple of weeks.