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Martinez Bringing Argentinian Army For Cotto at MSG

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 02-03-2014

[QUOTE=PRPOWERPUNCHES;14200667]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…

Comment by PRPOWERPUNCHES on 02-03-2014

[QUOTE=TOBYLEE1;14200475]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…

Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 02-03-2014

[QUOTE=D-MiZe;14196199]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…

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…

Comment by rogdogx on 02-02-2014

[QUOTE=FerFAL;14196446]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…

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