The WBC has ruled that Marco Antonio Rubio fights Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the interim middleweight title. They’re respectively one and two in the rankings. The WBC will wait until both fighters complete the bouts they’ve already signed up for. Free negotiations will start the Monday after their bouts. In the event one of them looses, the WBC will name another challenger. WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, who’s recovering from surgery, last week visited Mexico. He’s been notified about this decision, which he accepts. The WBC Board of Governors has unanimously voted he remain champion. WBC’s #3, Italian Domenico Espada, will face #4 Mexican Gilberto Ramirez in a final elimination to become the mandatory challenger of the interim champion.