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 Last update:  6/5/2014       Read more by Robert Morales         
   
Lou DiBella: Cotto Fight is Huge For Martinez's Legacy
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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.

Tags: Sergio Martinez , Miguel Cotto , Lou DiBella , Cotto-Martinez , Cotto vs. Martinez


 

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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 his legacy, fight the other champions and be undisputed. People in his own weight division.

comment by bigjavi973, on 06-06-2014
[QUOTE=turnedup]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 TR's version of Malignaggi and Judah and yes he may ha...

comment by Fantasiabruja, on 06-06-2014
[QUOTE=turnedup]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 there. Just cause that's a boriquen brother does not mean you have to ...

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 have walked through Cotto. Now, I think it might be a bit more even (still going with a he...

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.

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