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Sergio Martinez cancels workout for media due to threats, lack of security

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Boxer Sergio Martinez canceled a public workout due to threats and vandalism (AP)

It's a sign of the times that a boxer has to cancel an open workout for the media due to security threats, but that's what has happened Monday to middleweight Sergio Martinez.

A combination of threats made to him and the vandalization of a car parked in front of the home where he was living caused him to cancel a workout scheduled for Tuesday in Oxnard, Calif.

Promoter Lou DiBella said Martinez will do an open workout soon in Los Angeles to promote his Sept. 15 fight on HBO Pay-Per-View for the World Boxing Council middleweight title in Las Vegas against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

"This past weekend, Sergio received threats from an unknown source and the car [parked] in front of his home was vandalized," DiBella said. "Unfortunately, until we have a security team in place, we are going to have to suspend any and all public and media appearances for Sergio, including the upcoming media day scheduled [Tuesday] in Oxnard. We apologize to the media and fans who had planned on attending [Tuesday's] event."

Paint was thrown on the car of someone who works for Martinez. No arrests have been made.

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