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 Last update:  2/1/2014       Read more by Miguel Angel Cebreros         
   
Martinez Bringing Argentinian Army For Cotto at MSG
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By Miguel Angel Cebreros, notifight.com

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) will not be alone when he defends his title against former three division champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) on June 7th at New York's Madison Square Garden. New York City is a second home to Cotto, largely due to the massive Puerto Rican community in the city.

Sampson Lewkowicz, adviser to Martinez, expects a large army of support for Martinez at the venue. Based on the heavy anticipation in Argentina, Lewkowicz expects as many as 5,000 fans to travel over in support of Martinez on fight night.

The two sides have been negotiating for weeks and a deal is very close to being finalized. Martinez and his team are already on board. They are waiting to get the green light from Cotto.

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



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comment by TOBYLEE1, on 02-03-2014
[QUOTE=PRPOWERPUNCHES]The Garden holds 18k fans and 15k are going to be for Cotto, so until I see it, I don't believe it.. PRPP:boxing:[/QUOTE] The Brits have a great fan base and on top of the the currency exchange makes it a deal to come to the US in masses for a big event. There are n...

comment by PRPOWERPUNCHES, on 02-03-2014
[QUOTE=TOBYLEE1]The MGM holds around 12k ppl and there were 4K Brits at the fight. Your numbers a high. And this was at Hatton's peak of fame and hardcore followers. Martinez doesn't have such fanbase[/QUOTE] The Garden holds 18k fans and 15k are going to be for Cotto, so until I see it, ...

comment by TOBYLEE1, on 02-03-2014
[QUOTE=D-MiZe]We had that many at Hatton-Mayweather's weigh-in, think 30,000 went over in total.[/QUOTE] The MGM holds around 12k ppl and there were 4K Brits at the fight. Your numbers are high. And this was at Hatton's peak of fame and hardcore followers. Martinez doesn't have such fanbase

comment by PunchyPotorff, on 02-02-2014
This will be a great one. Sergio won't be fighting much long (obviously neither will Cotto), so it's always great to see him in the ring. I get the idea it will be close for a few rounds, but at some point Cotto will be out sped and busted up too much to continue.

comment by rogdogx, on 02-02-2014
[QUOTE=FerFAL]With all due respect, GGG isnt even on the hill, let alone close to the top, so the guy that is somewhat over the hill, may that be Cotto or Martinez, has been there and done that while Golovkin seems to need a map and compass given the crappy tomato cans he's fighting.[/QUOTE] gol...

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