Lee: I signed to fight Martinez weeks agoChavez delayed
By Jonny Stapleton
ANDY Lee is paying no heed to the press fascination with the fact Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr have finally agreed to fight in September.
Chavez Jr has been criticised for avoid the Argentine in the past, so when he finally agreed to put his title on the line against deposed yet not dethroned middleweight ring king, Martinez if he emerges unscathed from his June 16 Andy Lee bout a media storm brewed.
Lee has since been answering questions as to whether he feels it disrespected and if he feels the undefeated WBC strap holder is over looking him.
The Limerick middleweight, however revealed all the hype is much to do about nothing.
The Kronk contender claims both he and Chavez had the same Martinez stipulation in their contract. The only difference being Lee signed his instantly whilst Chavez jr hesitated over putting pen to paper.
“I some ways I hope he is looking past me, but the thing is when this fight was made we all had to sign an agreement with WBC that we would fight Martinez. There seemed to be a hesitation from Chavez and Top Ranks on the signing of that contract. The winner of the fight between me and Chavez will fight Martinez in September. I signed it straight away, but he has signed in the last couple of days. As a result there has been some reports about it, but it is all down to the outcome of our fight. Let him look past me. I hope he is because he will be in for a surprise.”
Lee has his sites on a Chavez Jr and Martinez double in 2012 and the Argentian revealed Lee will become his next target if he claims Martinez’s old title on June 16.
“I will definitely fight Lee. I just want to fight for the belt,” Martinez said.