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DiBella: Martinez's Corner Did Right Thing To Stop It

By Edward Chaykovsky

Lou DiBella, who promotes former champion Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28KOs), felt his boxer's corner did the right thing when they stopped the fight with Miguel Cotto prior to the tenth round, at New York's Madison Square Garden. Cotto (39-4, 32KOs) picked up the WBC middleweight title with the win.

Martinez was hurt bad in the first round and was put down three times. He was never the same afterwards. Following the match, Martinez said he never fully recovered from the big left hand that Cotto landed in the first round.

"He said that the first punch that knocked him down, he never recovered from the punch. He had no excuses. Not a knee, not a bad hand. Nothing other than he got caught and didn't recover. He would have kept going but the corner stopped it and did the right thing. At that point [after the ninth round] it was just bravery keeping him up," DiBella said. "Miguel beat him from pillar to post. Miguel Cotto is a great champion."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 06-09-2014

[QUOTE=strykr619;14640224]Not being able to continue is quitting. Yes it sounds harsh but that is what its called when your corner stops the fight from continuing.[/QUOTE] No, that's YOUR definition. Victor Ortiz vs. Maidana was quitting, this was not.......

Comment by Ringlife on 06-08-2014

Martinez corner did the right thing in stopping the fight. I was one of these guys that thought Martinez would Ko Cotto. No excuses from me Martinez knee was okay until Cotto landed that left hook. Congratulations to Miguel and…

Comment by TheUndertaker on 06-08-2014

I like how the know jack ***** fvcks here come talking trash after the fact! The same azz clowns that said Martinez was gonna rape Cotto in the ring! Martinez made no excuses why are all you bandwagon fans making…

Comment by skillz321 on 06-08-2014

[QUOTE=handsome1-1;14640659]Right cotto you ve beat a Martinez who s way past his best, both knees damaged which became evident in round 1, and an old man. Now cotto fight GGG or Chavez if you think ur a topic ke weight.…

Comment by diarraisagod on 06-08-2014

Lol at some of these comments, Cotto was most peoples underdog in the fight, also considered to be on the decline of his career, stepping up to a weight where most people thought he was far too small and taking…

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