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Martinez now jr. middleweight champ

Updated: May 21, 2009, 10:45 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Vernon Forrest, who is out indefinitely with a rib injury and long overdue on a mandatory junior middleweight title defense against interim titlist Sergio Martinez, was stripped of his belt on Thursday.

In making the announcement, the WBC officially elevated Spain's Martinez to its full titleholder.

"Vernon Forrest is a three-time WBC world champion and a champion outside the ring, as well, known for his efforts in support of the children and underprivileged persons in the world," ...

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