Manny only moved up to 154 to face Margarito, and Mayweather only moved up to 154 to face De La Hoya. So the argument that Martinez only moved up to 160 to face Williams is BS because now he has stayed there. Mayweather and Manny immediately moved back down. Secondly, while Manny and Floyd stayed in their divisions there were actually within the scope that there was a SMALL chance they could lose. Martinez is fighting a 25-1 underdog as a HBO Main Event... If Manny or Floyd even chose someone like that as an opponent they would be RIPPED by everyone, somehow Sergio gets a pass?
The excuse that he is too small is BS, Manny was too small for Oscar. No one is saying Sergio needs to move up to 168 and immediately step in with Froch or Ward or Kessler. But I'd be ok with him against Miranda who is garbage a very probably win and get his legs wet in the weight. But for his promoter and Sergio himself to call out smaller guys while at the same time saying Sergio is too small for certain divisions is just pathetic. Sergio, most overrated fighter currently and possibly aside from DLH the most overrated in 10-20 years.
But, I guess that is what happens when you beat fellow overrated Paul Williams.