Duddy vs Chavez is title elimator

3 May 2010 – By Cormac Campbell

John Duddy’s June 26 clash with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr now looks set to be billed as a WBC world middleweight title eliminator

Tuesday’s Irish News reports that the San Antonio, Texas bout, which is expected to attract 15,000 fans will now be contested over the 12 round championship round limit – rather than the 10 rounds the bout was previously scheduled for.

With WBC champion Sergio Martinez rumoured to be considering vacating the title a full world title tilt for Duddy – and indeed the possibility of all-Irish clashes between Duddy, Andy Lee and Matthew Macklin – would appear to have moved a step closer.

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