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Martinez Could Face Rubio if No Miguel Cotto Deal

By Elisinio Castillo

Sampson Lewkowicz, adviser to WBC middleweight champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (51-2-2, 26KOs), is currently negotiating a deal for his boxer to defend his crown against three division beltholder Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) on June 7th at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Lewkowicz will know either way if the fight will happen by the end of this month. If a deal is not reached, Martinez would be forced to make a mandatory defense against Marco Antonio Rubio. A backup plan is already in place to stage a title defense in Argentina, possibly at the legendary Luna Park.

"By the end of the month, we will surely know if Sergio will defend the title against Cotto on June 7 in MSG. That's the priority. He wants to face the Puerto Rican. If we fail to reach an agreement with Cotto, the intention is to defend the title in Buenos Aires in a stadium. Martinez feels an obligation to the Argentine public and he wants to return the affection and love that they give him." Lewkowicz said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by artfuL_ on 01-13-2014

This is one of those moments where you need to drop the belt and face GGG, a more deserving opponent than a 2 time loser in Rubio. I understand Martinez is coming back from injury but considering he is fighting…

Comment by lillu89 on 01-13-2014

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;14130231]sergio trying to bluff cotto lolif rubio upsets martinez cotto would just fight rubio and win that belt with ease cotto has options at 154 remember he has no contract with arum he could fight molina for the belt or…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 01-13-2014

sergio trying to bluff cotto lolif rubio upsets martinez cotto would just fight rubio and win that belt with ease cotto has options at 154 remember he has no contract with arum he could fight molina for the belt or…

Comment by Hougigo on 01-13-2014

[QUOTE=KING MEAT;14130103]lol now cotto is left w/o a popular opponent [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Tune-up then Canelo in June

Comment by KING MEAT on 01-13-2014

lol now cotto is left w/o a popular opponent [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

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