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Chavez Jr. to face Martirosyan or Lee

News Flash By Francisco SalazarAnd then there were two. Middleweight contender Andy Lee or unbeaten super welterweight contender Vanes Martirosyan will be the likely opponent to face Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman told on Wednesday. The bout will take place at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX and will be televised on HBO’s World Championship Boxing. Originally, unbeaten British middleweight champion Martin Malley was to face Chavez, Jr., but had to withdraw from the fight last week because he was unable to obtain a visa to travel to the United States due to legal problems. Ideally, Martirosyan may be the likely candidate because he and Chavez are both promoted by Top Rank. The Armenian-born Martirosyan, (32-0, 20 KOs) from Glendale, CA, also fought on the same card as Chavez at the Alamodome in San Antonio on February 4th, stopping overmatched Troy Lowry in the third round. Lee (28-1, 20 KOs), who is promoted by Lou DiBella, stopped Saul Duran in the second round three weeks ago. Lee has won his last 13 bouts in a row since being stopped in the seventh round by Brian Vera four years ago. Lee would avenge that defeat, winning a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over Vera in October. March 30th, 2012 For all the latest boxing news, click here.

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