Flyweight contender Julio Cesar, “El Rey” Martinez of Mexico, maybe very proud to have gained the opportunity to combat with British boxer Charlie Edwards, who’s currently the flyweight champion of the World Boxing Council.
Last week, Martinez attended the traditional weekly assembly held through the top of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaiman, which changed into chaired via journalist and historian Victor Cota León. Martinez did now not disguise the delight in going through an opponent like Edwards, whom he defined as an experienced and first-rate technician, whom he hopes to stand shortly, in any venue. “I am willing to go into the house of the champion for you to gain my aim … I recognize I will be going through a really complicated opponent. However, I am hungry for glory, and I will attain it,” Martinez stated.
“El Rey” Martínez came to win a marvelous victory by using way of technical knockout against undefeated Brit Andrew Selby, last Saturday in Metepec, State of Mexico, and this knockout victory placed him one step far away from conquering the green and gold belt.
“I learned lots from this combat … To transport my waist and legs extra to have the ability to interrupt down an opponent of the fine of the contemporary WBC flyweight champion,” Martinez stated.
For his element, Edwards, thru phone, congratulated Martínez and said he was proud of getting him as a challenger, “I noticed his combat and he’s a warrior like any Mexicans, absolutely, this could be a battle,” he stated. When puzzled approximately the date and venue of the fight, he answered that he still does no longer understand whatever, “I suppose it may be in London, but, I could go anywhere … I’ll be in the front of a first-rate fighter, it will be a totally complex fight,” sentenced the present-day WBC champion.
Those who observe the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox by no means must marvel when – or if – the baseball rivals will face each other. They meet 18 instances every season, giving their devotees a normal fix of arguably the best contention in American sports. In a superglobal, that’s the way it needs to be. In boxing? Fans can only wait and hope – and perhaps pray – that the satisfactory-feasible matchups emerge as truth.
For instance, we idea the Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder rematch turned into drawing close. Simultaneously, Fury amazed us using signing a rich, multi-combat address, powerful ESPN, and Top Rank. Now Fury is preventing a German named Tom Schwarz on June 15, and we’re left to wonder whilst he’ll face a legitimate threat. Fury or Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua? Ha. I don’t even reflect consideration on that. Too masochistic. Another example: The exceptional-feasible matchup in the sport is Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence, a close-to-perfect pairing that could ship fanatics into a tizzy, however promotional and television rivalries will make it hard (not possible?) to position that occasion collectively.
Waiting. Hoping. Praying.
Sometimes the lovers’ endurance in no way will pay off, which is a disgrace. Lennox Lewis vs. Riddick Bowe, a natural matchup of big, proficient heavyweights of their primes in the Nineteen Nineties, had “conventional” written all over it. It is in no way passed off. (Sigh.)
And now and then, the lovers’ are thrown a bone past the herbal expiration date. The apparent example: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. The biggest stars of their generation should’ve fought round 2010 when they have been nonetheless close to their peaks, and Pacquiao may’ve been a valid threat to the pound-for-pound king.