Pablo Sarmiento, Martinez' trainer, says Cotto can't learn or show anything new at this point
Jun 05 2014 5:41 PM
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Sergio Martinez' trainer, Pablo Sarmiento is confident of getting the win on Saturday, June 7 against Miguel Cotto. He doesn't give importance to the injuries “Maravilla” has had in the past and says he is happy with the work that has been done during training camp.

Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico
MIGUEL COTTO, challenges World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina's favorite son SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ, Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden.

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brownsugar says:

Sarmiento is an excellent strategist. I'm positive that Sergio Martinez gets 15% better just by standing next to Sarmiento. Being a person who is very challenged in the region of the knee caps in addition to suffering form the handicap of “not being able to growing any younger”…… I can still throw fast combinations and give the impression that I have a normal range of movement…when I'm playing around or hitting the bag… As long my adversary isn't doing certain things(which I won't divulge here) and as long as I don't reach for fleeting opportunities that have a low percentage of delivering the payoff, I can still get quite of bit surprisingly effective mileage out of this aging frame.

Mayweather barely has 65 percent of the mobility he used to have, frequently you'll see him wanting to follow through with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th attack,.. yet when he tries to pursue the opportunity, he'll stop short or back off as if he had a conversation with himself….. “remember,… you can't do that anymore”.

Mayweather used to be able to chain together brutal combinations, combined with deft movements designed to keep himself within punching range no matter how far or fast his opponent tried to escape….. Now he Simple stops, resets and awaits the next opportunity.

He does enough things well that he's still getting accolades for his ring IQ,…. but for someone who's been watching Floyd for over 17 years,… it's easy to see the missing follow up offence that made him much more inclined to get stoppages rather than decisions.

Similarly,…. I believe that even though Maravella may have lost some range of motion, and there may be some things he simply can't do anymore,… still has enough aspects of his former style to put a righteous hurting on Miquel Cotto.
It may be more of a trot,.. instead of a dash to the finish(ing) line,… but I believe he will get there.

Skibbz says:

o[QUOTE=brownsugar;54651]Sarmiento is an excellent strategist. I'm positive that Sergio Martinez gets 15% better just by standing next to Sarmiento. Being a person who is very challenged in the region of the knee caps in addition to suffering form the handicap of “not being able to growing any younger”…… I can still throw fast combinations and give the impression that I have a normal range of movement…when I'm playing around or hitting the bag… As long my adversary isn't doing certain things(which I won't divulge here) and as long as I don't reach for fleeting opportunities that have a low percentage of delivering the payoff, I can still get quite of bit surprisingly effective mileage out of this aging frame.

Mayweather barely has 65 percent of the mobility he used to have, frequently you'll see him wanting to follow through with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th attack,.. yet when he tries to pursue the opportunity, he'll stop short or back off as if he had a conversation with himself….. “remember,… you can't do that anymore”.

Mayweather used to be able to chain together brutal combinations, combined with deft movements designed to keep himself within punching range no matter how far or fast his opponent tried to escape….. Now he Simple stops, resets and awaits the next opportunity.

He does enough things well that he's still getting accolades for his ring IQ,…. but for someone who's been watching Floyd for over 17 years,… it's easy to see the missing follow up offence that made him much more inclined to get stoppages rather than decisions.

Similarly,…. I believe that even though Maravella may have lost some range of motion, and there may be some things he simply can't do anymore,… still has enough aspects of his former style to put a righteous hurting on Miquel Cotto.
It may be more of a trot,.. instead of a dash to the finish(ing) line,… but I believe he will get there.[/QUOTE]

Floyd though is supreme when it comes to picking the shot these days. Maidana may have come off looking better than he is in the last fight but Floyd is still arguably the best, even without all the mobility he used to have! What I delight in watching is how he knows what's coming just from the posture of his opponent, “oh you're about to throw that hook, okay don't miss or you're getting tagged”.

If you feint he knows what's coming next, if you try to bull rush he is so practised and intelligent that you're not going to be scoring and just tire yourself out.

Martinez has probably lost his range of motion too, but even at a trot I still see him doing damage with his left hand. It's going to be a left hook that turns Cotto's lights out!