Advertisement
Advertisement

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sdcluser on 01-23-2014

[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)
Top Headlines Anthony Johsua: Wilder, Fury, Haye - I'd Fight Any of Them! Video: Dominic Breazeale Reflects on KO Loss To Anthony Joshua Photos: Anthony Joshua Beats Up Breazeale, Knocks Him Out Team Fury Vehemently Denies Doping Allegations Anthony Joshua Eyes November Defense, With Joseph Parker Photos: Thurman vs. Porter Barclays War - MONSTER Gallery Keith Thurman Reiterates Desire To Fight Danny Garcia Video: Keith Thurman Talks Porter Win, Mayweather, The Future Photos: George Groves Shows Class in Win Over Martin Murray Photos: Eubank Sends Message To Golovkin by Crushing Doran Hearn: Canelo Lost Face, Eubank Ready To Face Golovkin! David Haye: Joshua is Not Anywhere Near Enough To Beat Me! Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera Justin DeLoach Wins Big Over Junior Castillo Thurman Confident of Win: I Rocked Porter a Few Times Keith Thurman Edges Shawn Porter To Win a War at Barclays Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jarrett Hurd Drops, Stops Oscar Molina in The Tenth Round DiBella: Thurman-Porter Will Determine Mayweather's Successor Daniel Jacobs Becomes The Face of Brooklyn Boxing K. Porter Doubts Impressive Win Will Secure Floyd Mayweather Video: Jarrett Hurd, Oscar Molina Discuss Their Showdown Anthony Joshua Beats Down, Knocks Breazeale Out in Seven Adam Kownacki, David Benavidez, Hardy Win at Barclays Jack Obermayer, Legendary Award Winning Scribe Passes Away Mikey Garcia-Elio Rojas Set For Santa-Frampton on 7/30 George Groves Powers Past Martin Murray For Decision Win Video: Bob Arum on Thurman vs. Porter, Crawford, More Eubank Jr. Warns Gennady Golovkin: - I'm Coming For You! Thurman vs. Porter on CBS: CompuBox Historical Review Eubank Jr. Drops Doran Four Times For TKO, Golovkin Next? Conor Benn With Brutal First Round Knockout of Lukas Radic Dillian Whyte Knocks Out Ivica Bacurin in Six Rounds Anthony Joshua: I Need To Break Dominic Breazeale Right Down Porter: Won’t Be a Brook Performance From Me; I Want Rematch Breazeale To Anthony Joshua: There is a New Lion in Town Photos: Jason Sosa Gets Off The Deck, Stops Javier Fortuna
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement