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Martinez Wants Another Fight In Argentina Before Retiring

by David P. Greisman

When Sergio Martinez headlined at a stadium in Argentina last year in front of tens of thousands of fans, it was a homecoming for a fighter who hadn’t fought there in 11 years.

Martinez is from Buenos Aires, and all but one of his first 26 pro boxing bouts came in his home country. Yet he relocated his career to Spain in 2002, fighting there, in the United Kingdom and on occasion in the United States until his career picked up with an HBO spotlight and ultimately with his middleweight championship win over Kelly Pavlik and the reign that has followed.

Martinez came back perhaps too soon from an injury so that he could fight last year in Argentina. He won a very close decision over Martin Murray, getting hurt again and taking the rest of the year off. He returns this Saturday against Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden in New York City, defending his championship in a pay-per-view main event.

He wants to fight again in Argentina before retiring.

“I would love to,” he said in an ESPN.com chat on June 3.

Martinez will need to get by Cotto first.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by doninlouisiana on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=Martinplateado;14627114]2 years ago nobody knows who golovkin is[/QUOTE] I said "almost" 2 yrs ago, and you can bet Martinez has been fully aware of Gennady for every bit of that! (Besides Golovkin won the WBA title 4 yrs ago this…

Comment by NY2Vegas on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=Martinplateado;14627114]2 years ago nobody knows who golovkin is[/QUOTE] Bring on Martinez/Cotto winner vs. GGG or Canelo! I'd buy tickets for that.

Comment by Martinplateado on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=doninlouisiana;14626430]Forget a Rubio fight, he has been running from Golovkin for almost 2 yrs. Time to man up and back up all the talk Sergio![/QUOTE] 2 years ago nobody knows who golovkin is

Comment by Spray_resistant on 06-05-2014

After Sergio beats up Cotto Saturday if GGG wants the legit MW title time to pack his bags and travel to Argentina, pretty sure he wasn't trying to box to a decision anyway so don't worry about judges.

Comment by JmH Reborn on 06-05-2014

Hopefully Sergio has a rematch clause - perhaps Cotto will grant him the honor of retiring him in his hometown permanently for good cash

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