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Old 11-23-2012, 01:53 AM
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martinez underwent knee surgery and is reported to fight again in april 2013. it will be held in his native argentina and most likely the opponent will be england's martin murray (24-0-1, 10 KOs), whose draw came in a world title bout against then-middleweight titleholder felix sturm in december 2011.

martinez is widely considered fourth-best p4p fighter in the world, lucrative showdowns with mayweather, canelo or cotto or a rematch with chavez, jr. are just around the corner, but golovkin might be the biggest risk for martinez. coming from major surgery and then consistently compete at the elite level does have it's toll, especially at his age where many observers says is within the twilight years of a boxers' career.

hypothetically speaking, what if martinez lost the next bout, let's say by a close decision, all those lucrative fights may forever be out of reach. should martinez instead hand up his gloves and retire from the sport?

your thoughts?
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:56 AM
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how old is he again? 37?
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:02 AM
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how old is he again?
i think he's like 37-ish, dela hoya retired 35, tyson at 39,
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:03 AM
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100% he should

If he keeps fighting bums than win or lose he should retire.

GGG and Pirog are willing to fight hiim tomorrow but he claims there not big enough draws yet he wants Macklin lmao
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:07 AM
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if he loses his next fight Chavez Jr should retire.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:11 AM
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i don't see martinez loosing to anyone in his division. but i see him losing at least 3 rounds in this fight.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:01 AM
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GGG is not what eveyone is thinking, his defense is horendus and he cant punch with his lead foot planted, Martinez would UD him seriously lop sided, right Now Martinez is still fighting like a young man, I have yet to see anyone bounce around the ring like him unless they are at straw weight or so. Should he retire if he loses, yea why not. He has a pretty good promotional business going, and am sure he has solid investments.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:15 AM
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Martinez aint losing anytime soon,yes he is that good
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:15 AM
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martinez underwent knee surgery and is reported to fight again in april 2013. it will be held in his native argentina and most likely the opponent will be england's martin murray (24-0-1, 10 KOs), whose draw came in a world title bout against then-middleweight titleholder felix sturm in december 2011.

martinez is widely considered fourth-best p4p fighter in the world, lucrative showdowns with mayweather, canelo or cotto or a rematch with chavez, jr. are just around the corner, but golovkin might be the biggest risk for martinez. coming from major surgery and then consistently compete at the elite level does have it's toll, especially at his age where many observers says is within the twilight years of a boxers' career.

hypothetically speaking, what if martinez lost the next bout, let's say by a close decision, all those lucrative fights may forever be out of reach. should martinez instead hand up his gloves and retire from the sport?

your thoughts?
My thoughts are that I wouldn'tpresume to advise a world champion, or indeed anyone I don't know very well, as to what he should do. It would be colossal chutzpah and a true sign of idiocy..
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:37 AM
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100% he should

If he keeps fighting bums than win or lose he should retire.

GGG and Pirog are willing to fight hiim tomorrow but he claims there not big enough draws yet he wants Macklin lmao
Who the f*ck is Pirog? Who has he fought recently or ever for that matter? And GGG? Oh you mean that one guy who fought Makoto Fuchigami?
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