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Martinez says Chavez Jr scared of random testing

160lb middleweight king Sergio Martinez has accused Julio Cesar Chavez Jr of avoiding a possible bout with him – and claims his Mexican rival is particularly dissuaded by the prospect of undergoing Olympic-style drug testing.

“Chavez is afraid to get into the ring with me without the random drug tests. He will be even more scared to get in the ring with me if he has to take random Olympic style testing. I hope we have the tests but I really can’t comment on that now” said Martinez, who strengthened his grip on the division with an 11th round stoppage win over Matthew Macklin last month.

Chavez Jr’s weight has been the subject of controversy since he tested positive for furosemide – a banned diuretic – following his 2009 fight with Troy Rowland. The Culiacan native has been known to go up over 20lbs between weighing in on the eve of the fight and getting into the ring, and he has had difficulties achieving the 160lb weight limit in several fights.

The WBC failed to test him after his recent fight against Maro Antonio Rubio, in which he entered the ring against weighing 181lbs. When asked why the test was not conducted, WBC president Jose Sulaiman claimed his organisation simply “forgot” .

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