Advertisement
Advertisement

DiBella: Never Thought Cotto Would Be Like That at 160

Miguel Cotto knocked Sergio Martinez down three times in the first round and stopped him in the tenth to win the WBC middleweight title in New York on Saturday night. The 39-year-old Martinez suffered the third defeat, and probably the worst, of his 56-fight career as Cotto, 33, took the title away from him in a memorable Puerto Rican Day performance at the Madison Square Garden.

All three judges had scores of 90-77 in favour of Cotto before Martinez failed to come out for the tenth. The official result was a technical knockout after six seconds of the tenth round. Cotto enhanced his record to 39-4, including 32 wins inside the distance. Martinez dropped to 51-3-2, with 38 shortcut victories.

"I never thought he'd look like that at middleweight. That was the best performance of his I have ever seen. He deserves all props. [Cotto's trainer] Freddie [Roach] said he didn't want to hear any excuses and he won't hear any excuses," said Martinez's promoter Lou DiBella.

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

Cotto 2.0 is in full effect.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 06-09-2014

[QUOTE=artfuL_;14640396]In other words it was a cherry pick gone wrong.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://www.thesweetscience.com/images/stories/boxing/GolovkinEmpireSB1_large.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by dinero fan on 06-09-2014

Roach gave cotto what pacroid takes.

Comment by omyblaze57 on 06-08-2014

[QUOTE=SceneSpectator!;14640853]Lol! Cotto just win big and give him a break, man! Let him savor that glory for the moment and don’t worry, Cotto is a fighter and will not back down to any big names in his division! After all,…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 06-08-2014

Thats what sergio gets for not showing respect cotto does his talking in the ring and he destroyed the best middleweight easy and remember back when cotto was undefeated arum brought up the possibility of cotto facing pavlik and cotto…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (33)
Top Headlines Salud Will Talk To Pacquiao About World Title Double in Manila Jean Pascal Cautioned To Take Signficant Time Off By Promoter Qiu Xiao Jun's Big Win Draws 200 Million TV Viewers in China Liam Williams-Nav Mansouri Set For April 2 on BoxNation Sanchez: Canelo Couldn't Hurt Cotto, What Happens With GGG? Barrera Advised By Manager To Go All Out With Andre Ward Chavez, Barrera, Morales View Canelo-GGG as The Next 'Big One' Alex Saucedo Decisions Clarence Booth: Vences Wins Khan: Being Underdog To Canelo Has Given Me an Extra Push! Fernando Carcamo Stops Daniel Echeverria In Three Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Rigondeaux at Any Time Glowacki's Coach Says Steve Cunningham Still in Play For April Cortez Expects Canelo To Slaughter Amir Khan in Rapid Fashion Jorge Linares Hopes To Return in May or June From Injury Artur Szpilka Has Surgery on Left Hand, Wants Charles Martin Arum Wonders if Amir Khan Can Pull Off a Super Bowl Upset Tyson Fury Going in New Direction? Says 'Massive Fight' Coming Dmitry Chudinov Blows Through Marat Huzeeva in Moscow Mariusz Wach's Ring Return Being Positioned For May 14 Adrian Granat Has Two Fights Set; Sprott Faces Hammer on 3/18 Joseph Diaz-Jayson Velez Set For Ward-Barrera HBO Card Lanell Bellows: Nobody Can Match My Work Ethic Hearn, Mayweather To Join Forces For UK Boxing Events Gutierrez Set For Hometown Appearance, Wants Santa Cruz Next Frank Warren Takes Aim at Boxers Having Overgrown Beards Marquez Wants 147 For Cotto, 152/153 Rehydration Clause Campillo: Kovalev Can Beat Ward, Beterbiev a Bigger Puncher Roach: Not Scared of Atlas, Don't Give a Sh*t About His Stories! McGuigan Warns Joshua To Avoid Charles Martin, For Now Frank Warren: British Boxing Showing Strength With Title Fights Promoter: Bradley Should Not Target Pacquiao's Shoulder Deontay Wilder is on a Mission To 'Beat Povetkin, Unify All Titles' Golovkin's Coach: No Catch-Weight For Amir Khan Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr. Daniel Roman Continues To Roll Forward, Beats Robles Thurman: Brook Went 12, Do I Stop Porter? I Plan To Hurt Him! Marquez, Sulaiman Disagree on Canelo-Khan Being Mismatch Photos/Weights: Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement