Martinez-Cotto Will Have No Catch-Weight Clause
By Rick Reeno
Sampson Lewkowicz, adviser to WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs), informed BoxingScene.com that a potential fight with Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) will be fought at the full division limit of 160-pounds.
Martinez-Cotto is being negotiated for a date of June 7th at New York's Madison Square Garden, and HBO Pay-Per-View would carry the contest.
Cotto is focused on making history by becoming the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world title in four weight divisions. He previously held world titles at junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight. Martinez would return for the first time since an April 2013 decision win over Martin Murray.
"I can't give too many details about the negotiations. Our promoter Lou DiBella is handling those discussions. It is my understanding, if the fight were to happen, it will happen at the full middleweight limit. Cotto wants to become a real middleweight champion. The middleweight champion fights at 160-pounds. Cotto wants to make history and has no problem with the weight. It really doesn't matter, the weight, because Martinez never comes in at 160-pounds. He always weighs a pound or two under the limit," Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com.
[QUOTE=clmags12;14161267]Cotto got balls to do it at the limit! Curious on his game plan. He just may catch Sergio on a bad leg day or he may get crushed![/QUOTE] Game plan is probably the same. Get inside, close and land…Comment by clmags12 on 01-22-2014
Cotto got balls to do it at the limit! Curious on his game plan. He just may catch Sergio on a bad leg day or he may get crushed!Comment by mathed on 01-22-2014
I give Cotto props for not trying to demand some CW....I'll give him that.Comment by sdcluser on 01-22-2014
[QUOTE=El Angel;14156069]Better to lose to the best than beat on hand picked opponents.[/QUOTE] Dude got balls. This is a dangerous fight.Comment by IST-ra-GLEr2 on 01-21-2014
cotto aint no catchweight king like floyd.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (186)