Sergio Martinez ‘cannot fight by March’ and Marco Antonio Rubio will scrap in the spring

World Boxing Council mouthpiece Mauricio Sulaiman on Friday acknowledged that Sergio Martinez “cannot fight by March” and confirmed Marco Antonio Rubio’s next opponent. The 38-year-old Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KOs) has been shelved since physically deteriorating in April against formidable Englishman Martin Murray. Martinez, who controversially outscored the 31-year-old Murray...
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Sergio Martinez Offers Fight to Marco Antonio Rubio; Miguel Cotto Unlikely

Sergio Martinez and his camp seem to see the writing on the wall in regards to their fight with Miguel Cotto. Martinez has reached out to WBC mandatory contender Marco Antonio Rubio for a fight if Cotto doesn’t accept his offer. Cotto was offered $10 million dollars by Golden Boy promotions to fight Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez. Cotto would have to be out of his mind to pass...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rubio files protest over Chavez bout

Middleweight contender Marco Antonio Rubio made good on his promises to file a protest over his Feb. 4 unanimous-decision loss to WBC middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The protest filed with the WBC claims several violations were committed over the course of the championship bout as well as during the lead-in to the encounter. ...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Chavez retains belt against Rubio

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. retained the WBC middleweight title Saturday, earning a unanimous decision over fellow Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio. The judges scored the bout 118-110, 116-112 115-113 for Chavez, which drew a mixed reaction from the 14,120 in attendance Saturday at the Alamodome. Neither fighter went down despite taking continuous heavy blows to the head and body throughout...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Chavez Jr. vs. Rubio: Round by Round

With the undercard finished, it's time for tonight's main even between middleweights Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Marco Antonio Rubio.  Chavez's middle weight title and undefeated record (44-0-1) are on the line.  Rubio's record is 53-5-1.  The first fight just finished up and the two fighters should be on their way out shortly.  Here they come.  Rubio is in the...
Via Boxing Watchers
February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Winners of Chavez vs. Rubio and Martinez vs. Macklin to Clash

The WBC has now clarified the muddied situation the organization itself created with its surprising pair of announcements just before the New Year. In back to back announcements, the WBC declared that Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. had to defend his (fake) middleweight title against (rightful champion) Sergio Martinez sometime in 2012 and that Chavez, Jr. had not formally notified the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Rubio Stops Vanda in 5 at the Mandalay Bay: Full Results

Fighting in front of a more-than-sold out crowd filled with boxing royalty, WBC #1 and WBO #3-rated middleweight Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1, 46 KOs) pounded out a workmanlike TKO 5 over always-tough Matt "The Predator" Vanda (44-14, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Sampson Boxing in Association with Promociones del Pueblo night of boxing in the South Pacific Ballroom...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Rubio vs. Vanda Weights from Vegas

Marco Antonio Rubio and Matt Vanda will be squaring off on Friday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, for the WBC Latino Middleweight strap. The weigh-in for the bout and the rest of the card were held on Thursday afternoon, and you can find the complete weigh-in results here. Rubio was unable to make the middleweight, so the title will only be on the line for Vanda. Of course...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Rubio to face Vanda Friday; Chavez looms

WBC No. 1 middleweight contender Marco Antonio Rubio (52-5-1, 45 KOs) takes on Minnesota's Matt Vanda (44-13, 24 KOs) this Friday at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas as part of the WBC's 49th annual convention. Mexico's Rubio, who is 9-0 with 8 KOs since losing a February 2009 bout with Kelly Pavlik, stopped Canadian prospect David Lemieux in seven rounds...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Marcio Antonio Rubio vs. Matt Vanda on Dec 16th

On December 16, and to coincide with the WBC Convention, Sampson Boxing in Association with Promociones del Pueblo will proudly present a night of world-class professional boxing featuring five regional title fights at the fabulous Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the night's potentially explosive 12-round middleweight main event, WBC #1 and WBO...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

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