Joe Cortez provides great analysis for Cotto vs. Martinez
Jun 04 2014 11:19 PM
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Former boxing referee, Joe Cortez, tells us what to expect this weekend from the Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez fight this June 7, 2014.

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Radam G says:

Wow! Ex-ref J-Co appeared to favor M-Co over $er-Mart. Holla!

deepwater2 says:

[QUOTE=Radam G;54505]Wow! Ex-ref J-Co appeared to favor M-Co over $er-Mart. Holla![/QUOTE]

Yup, Sergio was handicapped and couldn't walk and now takes on A-side “healthy” Cotto with no tune up. Roach is gonna have a nice battle plan drawn up to exploit what they can.

Skibbz says:

This fight depends a lot on Cotto's ability to reach Martinez. If he can then he will have a real chance at winning. If he can't then it'll be Sergio pushing the fight until Cotto breaks. I just don't see Cotto closing the gap without eating shots.

thegreyman says:

Very interesting to hear what the veteran ref has to say.

I thing his best point was on Sergio's injury- the lack of tune up fight for Martinez leaves his in the dark about how his injury fraught body will hold up for the duration of a fight.

He's plunging himself in the deep end by going in with the very physical Cotto, someone who will push Martinez' body as hard as anyone else, and it may be too much for him.

Even if Martinez' body does hold out for the fight, he will very likely, as Cortez says, have his injuries on his mind- subconsciously he'll be distracted, and for a fight against Cotto, if you're not there 100%, you'll have problems.

Skibbz says:

[QUOTE=thegreyman;54536]Very interesting to hear what the veteran ref has to say.

I thing his best point was on Sergio's injury- the lack of tune up fight for Martinez leaves his in the dark about how his injury fraught body will hold up for the duration of a fight.

He's plunging himself in the deep end by going in with the very physical Cotto, someone who will push Martinez' body as hard as anyone else, and it may be too much for him.

Even if Martinez' body does hold out for the fight, he will very likely, as Cortez says, have his injuries on his mind- subconsciously he'll be distracted, and for a fight against Cotto, if you're not there 100%, you'll have problems.[/QUOTE]

Don't underestimate the heart and will of a champion who's had to pay his dues on the come up. His fight will not be diminished even if his athleticism is and as I've said before Cotto is definitely NO spring chicken!

brownsugar says:

Maravella is a salesman,… he could sell sand to a desert Sheik. Maravella will do what ever is necessary to make Cotto believe he's in the best possible physical condition. Even if he has to swallow the pain until he's ready to puke up his most guarded insecurities he'll do it. and with Sarmiento in his corner Cotto will be facing a cunning foe with one of the most savvy corner's in boxing,… together they make a lethal team.

dino da vinci says:

[QUOTE=Radam G;54505]Wow! Ex-ref J-Co appeared to favor M-Co over $er-Mart. Holla![/QUOTE]

And less we forget they're both Puerto Rican. Just sayin'.

Radam G says:

[QUOTE=dino da vinci;54657]And less we forget they're both Puerto Rican. Just sayin'.[/QUOTE]

J-Co is not much nationalistic. He honestly believe that M-Co is going to put down the Jerry-rigged Ser-Mart.

Maybe Ser-Mart needs to go to Kansas, and catch a tornado ride to the Land of Oz and borrow the Tin man's oil can for those bad knees. Hehehe!

With every bit of enchantment of the Land of Oz, Ser-Mart will not be able to beat M-Co.

M-Co's punches are going to be splashing on Ser-Mart like that bucket of water that Dorothy threw on the evil witch.

Hahahaha! Ser-Mart will be melting from M-Co's left hooks to the torso and shift right hooks to da dome like a lost byyytch! Holla!