Martin Murray (right) lands a punch on Sergio Martinez in Buenos Aires (photo: Juan Mabromata-AFP/Getty)
“We’re talking to the Murray people,” said Arum on Wednesday.
Murray (25-1-1, 11 knockouts) is coming off last month’s unanimous decision loss to RING and WBC 160-pound champion Sergio Martinez, whom Murray dropped in the eighth round of an HBO-televised bout in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Similarly, Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) is coming off September’s unanimous decision loss to Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KOs), whom Chavez Jr. floored in the 12th round of an HBO Pay Per View-televised bout in Las Vegas.
In addition, the NSAC’s move outraged Arum, who vowed that Chavez’s next fight would not take place in Las Vegas.
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