Sergio Martinez “I will KO Miguel Cotto before Round 9”
Jun 05 2014 3:37 PM
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The 39 year old Sergio Martinez hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina and is the current Lineal, The Ring, and WBC middleweight champion. He was previously a light middleweight division champion. Martinez holds the distinction of being rated as the number 5 pound for pound boxer in the world by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and Yahoo Sports. In 2010 The Ring and BWAA named him ?Fighter of the Year? and he was also honored by The Ring for the ?Knockout of the Year.? In both 2010 and 2012 he was named World Boxing Council ?Boxer of the Year.? Martinez holds career wins against such champions as Kelly Pavlik, Paul Williams, Sergiy Dzinziruk, Darren Barker, and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Sergio Martinez opened as a -220 favorite with the Boxing odds against Miguel Cotto for their June 6 WBC middleweight title bout that will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

From Being Bullied to Being Champion
Martinez is the son of a construction and metal worker and suffered from the experience of being bullied in what was described as a ?dirt poor rural village.? Martinez was proficient at cycling and soccer and took up boxing relatively late at the age of 20. Martinez was trained by his uncle once he took up boxing and became professional in December of 1997. His first 17 fights were low level matchups in Argentina before he moved to the United States for higher caliber competition. Finally, in 2008 Martinez claimed the Interim WBC Light Middleweight title as he defeated Alex Bunema in an 8th round retirement

Middleweight Champ
Sergio Martinez was to meet Ring Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik for the lineal, WBC and WBO titles in Atlantic City on April 17, 2010. Martinez scored a unanimous decision win as he was able to overcome a 7th round knockdown by dominating the rest of the action. Martinez next scored an unforgettable knockout over Paul Williams and won his next 5 bouts that followed.

A Crowd Pleaser
Martinez is a fast moving southpaw that is athletic and daring. He has been a leader in the cause to end bullying of children and has led the fight against domestic violence.

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Skibbz says:

He said all the right things, now we just need to see him follow it through on the night. It's going to be a good fight!

Froggy says:

If he wins this fight the way he should, hopefully he is a first round inductee into the I.B.H.O.F. ! i HAVE BEEN A BOXING FAN FOR OVER 40 YEARS AND CAN'T RECALL A CHAMPION SO CONSISTENTLY TREATED WITH DISRESPECT BY THE POWERS THAT BE ! Sorry for all the capital letters, noticed it too late !

Radam G says:

I can name tons. But let me name a few. Carlos Baldomir, Terry Norris, Frankie Randall, Danny “Golden Boy” Lalonde, William Guthrie, a helper in getting rid of corrupted IBF founder Robert Lee, Larry Holmes and Graciano Rocchigiani, who settled down the extreme corrupted WBC down by winning a 9-figure lawsuit. Holla!

The Good Doctor says:

[QUOTE=Radam G;54640]I can name tons. But let me name a few. Carlos Baldomir, Terry Norris, Frankie Randall, Danny “Golden Boy” Lalonde, William Guthrie, a helper in getting rid of corrupted IBF founder Robert Lee, Larry Holmes and Graciano Rocchigiani, who settled down the extreme corrupted WBC down by winning a 9-figure lawsuit. Holla![/QUOTE]

Larry Holmes is the most disrespected fighter of the last 30 years. I think another one you can throw in there is Lennox Lewis.

As for Sergio, going for a knockout would be a dumb plan. If it happens that is one thing but to push for it is another. To KO someone, you are going to have to sit down on a punch and be stationary for at least a second or two. On an untested knee, against what will more than likely be a hard charging, body punching pressure fighter you are apt to get eaten alive. In addition, if your knee is untested, your power may not be what it once was. People often forget, the technique to generate boxing power comes from the calves through the knees and torso.. Bumb knee, less power. If he fights Cotto like Cotto fought Margarito in their rematch, I think he will be in for a better night.

Radam G says:

[QUOTE=The Good Doctor;54691]Larry Holmes is the most disrespected fighter of the last 30 years. I think another one you can throw in there is Lennox Lewis.

As for Sergio, going for a knockout would be a dumb plan. If it happens that is one thing but to push for it is another. To KO someone, you are going to have to sit down on a punch and be stationary for at least a second or two. On an untested knee, against what will more than likely be a hard charging, body punching pressure fighter you are apt to get eaten alive. In addition, if your knee is untested, your power may not be what it once was. People often forget, the technique to generate boxing power comes from the calves through the knees and torso.. Bumb knee, less power. If he fights Cotto like Cotto fought Margarito in their rematch, I think he will be in for a better night.[/QUOTE]

The knees are the first thing to go, then the big purses, then the groupies, then the hanger ons, then your promoter and you realizes, it was always about da MOOLAH! And now the above see you are broke-@$$ boolah-boolah. It is a crazy boxing world, you better know that it is driven by MOOLAH! Holla!