Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Lou DiBella: Cotto Fight is Huge For Martinez's Legacy

By Robert Morales

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, of Argentina, has had his own terrific career. His most impressive moments were a second-round knockout of Paul Williams and a 12-round unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in September 2012. However, Martinez is definitely not as universally recognized as Miguel Cotto. Martinez's promoter, Lou DiBella, agrees and said that Martinez must beat Cotto in order to change that.

"He shouldn’t have to, but this is a huge fight in the most famous arena in the world against the most proven pay-per-view fighter he has ever fought and the biggest name fighter he has ever fought, so in terms of Sergio’s legacy I’m not going to pretend – this fight is huge," DiBella said.

Cotto-Martinez takes place on Saturday night from Madison Square Garden in New York City. HBO Pay-Per-View will distribute.

Robert Morales covers boxing for the Los Angeles Daily News and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 06-06-2014

How? He didn't do anything to deserve that shot and he's coming up in weight. Cotto is also 1-2 in his last 3 fights. How does it enhance legacy? I don't get it. What he needs to do to enhance…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 06-06-2014

[QUOTE=turnedup;14630024]Huge for Sergio's legacy = You won't be able to fk with Sergio in negotiations anymore after he layeth the smacketh on the hoeth cotto. People will read into this way too much..this is all about respect and money...Cotto is…

Comment by Fantasiabruja on 06-06-2014

[QUOTE=turnedup;14630825]Go look at miguel's Boxrec since he beat mosley..get back to me on that cuz. As I said I rode hard for Cotto, let the facts speak for themselves....he's got one more belt than those guys I mentioned do..it ends…

Comment by Njord777 on 06-06-2014

I think Martinez and Cotto are both past prime but, for me, it doesn't diminish this fight it ADDS to it. I'm in that group that feels a few years ago this wouldn't have been a fight because Sergio would…

Comment by Fantasiabruja on 06-06-2014

This fight will not make Cotto an ATG just like it won't really do much for Martinez legacy. This fight is just a great fight for true boxing fans.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses HBO Deal, Canelo-Golovkin Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias, Jarrell Miller vs. TBA on November 11 Dorticos: Once I Landed, I Knew it Was Over - I Want Gassiev! Jorge Linares Drops Luke Campbell, Wins Split Decision Dorticos Smashes Kudryashov With Brutal KO in Two Rounds Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Daniel Jacobs: I'm Truly Excited To Join HBO and Matchroom! Romero Duno, Abraham Lopez Get Wins on Linares-Campbell Keith Tapia Drops, Decisions Lateef Kayode in WBSS Reserve Bout Nonito Donaire Dominates Ruben Hernandez, Wins WBC Silver Fury's Promoter: Decision For Parker Was "Absolutely Disgusting" Daniel Jacobs Signs Multi-Fight Agreements With HBO, Eddie Hearn Joseph Parker Retains, Wins Majority Decision Over Hughie Fury
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement