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Felix Trinidad: Cotto By Points, Martinez By Knockout

By Rey Colon

Puerto Rican legend Felix "Tito" Trinidad, who won world titles at 147, 154 and 160, gave his take on the upcoming fight between his compatriot Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs)and WBC middleweight champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs), which takes place this coming Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Trinidad, who was much bigger than Cotto, said the move to the middleweight division was very tough for him. He lost his first pro bout, back in September of 2001, when he faced Bernard Hopkins in a middleweight unification - which also took place at MSG.

If Cotto wins, Trinidad expects him to win by decision. But he feels Martinez is more likely to win by knockout.

"That's a strong division. I think it will be a very hard, a tough fight because Martinez is a natural middleweight and by the night of the fight he should be about 175 pounds. Cotto will not gain as many pounds because he is more of a natural 154-pounder. I hope Cotto looks good. Martinez will be very strong. He's southpaw puncher. I think Cotto will win by decision. If Martinez wins, I think he would win by knockout," Trinidad said.

Rey Colon covers boxing for thesportpress.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by EXPOSEDheroes on 06-04-2014

[QUOTE=richardt;14623924]Trinidad is about the last thing on earth that lacks heart. He had a big fighting heart. Dropped at times, outboxed at times, hurt at times, he always fought on and never quit. He would have fought Godzilla if Godzilla…

Comment by richardt on 06-04-2014

Trinidad is about the last thing on earth that lacks heart. He had a big fighting heart. Dropped at times, outboxed at times, hurt at times, he always fought on and never quit. He would have fought Godzilla if Godzilla…

Comment by EXPOSEDheroes on 06-04-2014

Tito's losses came after he was no longer making his prime weight of 147. To say he retired because he lost is silly. And the fact that he was after Hopkins for the IMMEDIATE rematch contradicts your opinion. He did…

Comment by Da Boxer on 06-04-2014

[QUOTE=JmH Reborn;14622695]Whenever he took an L, he retired. He didn't have the heart to pull himself up by the boot strings and fight on.[/QUOTE] Ill have to agree with this comment.

Comment by ThePunchingBag on 06-04-2014

Cotto left hook to the body will mark the beginning of the end for Martinez.

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