Rumor has it that there’s a less than subtle push by the organization to encourage reigning 154lb. champ, Sergio Martinez, to make a permanent leap up to 160.
The thought within the Mexico City-based WBC is that a Chavez with a belt will boost an extremely sluggish Mexican fight scene.
Chavez Jr. is already the organization’s number 1 ranked Jr. Middleweight with Kermit Cintron ranked second. Look for the organization to somehow bypass Cintron and work to match up Chavez against third ranked Brit, Ryan Rhodes.
If Martinez can’t be rushed out the door to compete full time at Middleweight, look for a Chavez Jr. interim title bid later in the year.