Originally Posted by Gino Ros
I keep seeing people say that Sergio is "a small middleweight". Let's examine his size.
On August 14th, at the WBC 30-day weigh-in, Sergio Martinez was 174 pounds.
That is an in-shape and training Sergio. 174 pounds.
Just for grins, Mayweather's 30-day weight for the Ortiz fight was 149 pounds. Ortiz was 157.4. Floyd weighed in at 151 for Cotto (after drinking a quart of Gatorade. Vid below, see @7:28)
At the 7-day weigh-in for Chavez-Martinez, when Sergio was cutting to make weight, he was 167 pounds.
At this point, Maravilla is no longer really a 154-pounder. And, in truth, not a particularly small middleweight. (For comparison, Saul Alvarez' 30-day weight for Knockout Kingz was 167 pounds)
Now, I have no problem with Money May vs Maravilla Martinez at 154. In fact, that's a fight I'd really like to see. But Sergio Martinez is fully 2-3 weight divisions bigger than Floyd and Manny at this point. Sergio is MUCH closer in size to Andre Ward than to May & Pac.
Somehow, eatin steak dinnas and cuttin weight don't fit togetha.