Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Martinez's Adviser on The Status of Facing Miguel Cotto

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com spoke to Sampson Lewkowicz, the adviser to WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, regarding the overseas rumors that a fight with former three division king Miguel Cotto is coming closer to a deal.

According to several sources in Puerto Rico, the fight is being targeted for June 7th at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Lewkowicz had "no comment" on whether or not MSG was reserved, on June 7th, for the purpose of staging Cotto-Martinez.

However, he did say the entire team is waiting to get the final report on Martinez's knee injury, which he suffered during April's decision win over Martin Murray in Argentina.

"Before we do anything, we are waiting for the doctor's final report, by the end of next week, on Martinez's knee - and then we will know if he can fight in March, April or June," Lewkowicz said.

If Martinez is given the green light from his physician, then Cotto will have to make a decision on whether or not he plans to fight Martinez for the chance to become the first Puerto Rican boxer to capture four titles in four weight divisions - or accept a very lucrative offer of $10 million dollars to fight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on March 8th.

"He has offers from two people - a banker with $10 million dollars.....and a hall of fame promoter who offers pride, honor, glory and also money - to have a shot at the fourth title to make history in Puerto Rico," Lewkowicz said. 

Regarding the circulating reports of Cotto being offered a package of $15 million dollars for Martinez, Lewkowicz became hysterical with laughter.

"That story of 15 million dollars is a fantasy. If you believe that, I have an extra Tecate for you," Lewkowicz said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrRolltide91 on 12-03-2013

I knew that 15 mill was b.u.l.l.s.h.i.t.

Comment by Nyboxfan1 on 12-01-2013

Cotto might be biting off more than he can chew by fighting Sergio. I have feeling this will be a replay of when Cotto fought Pac.

Comment by Da Boxer on 12-01-2013

[QUOTE=Hyper Knuckles;13983999][B]Even if he doesn't win I don't care, I can simply appreciate the fact that the man will face anybody for honor. It's a rare quality among boxers today. He's a dying breed of fighter.[/B] Martinez on the other…

Comment by big_james10 on 12-01-2013

I had my doubts about the $15 million offer to fight Martinez and Sampson Lewkociwz just confirmed it. Bob Arum has never paid anyone a $15 million guarantee except De La Hoya and the amount sounded fishy for a fight…

Comment by Hyper Knuckles on 12-01-2013

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;13983315]No worries because Cotto ain't beating Sergio Martinez.[/QUOTE] Even if he doesn't win I don't care, I can simply appreciate the fact that the man will face anybody for honor. It's a rare quality among boxers today. He's a dying…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Not Likely To Leave Auckland Daniel Dubois vs. David Howe Added To Manchester Card Crawford-Diaz Announced for 5/20 at MSG, Not Prudential Center Kosei Tanaka vs. Angel Acosta Finalized For May 20 in Nagoya Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Ticket Information Quigg vs. Simion Could Become Final Eliminator, Says Hearn Cause of Amateur's Death a Mystery as Investigation Continues Warren: Forget Flanagan-Crolla, Let’s Make Flanagan-Linares Amir Khan Eager to Test Out His Surgically Repaired Right Hand Spence's Trainer: Errol is Just as Big, Taller Than Kell Brook Scott Quigg Aims To Reclaim Elite Status With Freddie Roach Paul Butler: Jamie McDonnell Fight Is Close Marcus Morrison: I F***ed Up, Will Be Back Better Andy Lee Tired of "Biased" Commentary During Sky Sports Cards Mikey Garcia Feels Golovkin Made Mistake By Going To PPV Wladimir Klitschko: Guns Are Cocked, I Look Forward To Shooting Hearn: Joshua-Haye is Dead, Haye Needs Bellew Rematch Marriaga Confident of Win: Oscar Valdez is Not Out of This World Golovkin's Coach Has NO Issue With Jacobs Missing IBF Weigh-In De La Hoya Cautions: Canelo Can Not Lose To a Countryman Ricardo Mayorga Ready For Action, Has One Eye on Margarito Klitschko Would Want Farewell Fight at Olimpiyskiy in Ukraine De La Hoya To Mayweather: Forget McGregor, Fight Canelo at 160 DeGale: I Can Fight Gennady Golovkin at 160, Andre Ward at 175 Photos: Barthelemy-Blanco, Hernandez-Davis - Official Weigh-in Katie Taylor Wants Women's Boxing To Have Three Minute Rounds Linares: I'd Love To Face Mikey Garcia in Las Vegas, LA, Anywhere Michael Devine Announces Retirement From Boxing Ohara Davies: Mayweather Advised TMT Boxers To Avoid Me Javier Fortuna Extends Pact With Sampson Boxing Hasim Rahman Jr. Pro Debut Pushed Back To April 14 Jean Pascal To Nick Diaz: You Coward, Don't Talk Sh*t - Fight Me! Lemieux vs. Reyes, Diaz vs. Avila Added To Canelo-Chavez Saunders To Golovkin: If You Have a Pair of Balls, Sign The Contract! Team GB Release Four Fighters: Bateson, Cameron, Marshall, Davies Hearn: Crolla Should Get at Least 1 Million For Flanagan Bout Porter Thinks Chavez Won't Be an Easy Fight For Canelo Lemieux May Land on Canelo-Chavez, Future Foe For Canelo? Okolie on Burns vs. Indongo: Great To Be On Another Big Bill Golden Boy's Diaz: I Felt Jacobs Beat Golovkin, Canelo Will Too!
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement