Martinez's Trainer: Even at 75% We'll Knock Cotto Out!

By Miguel Angel Cebreros,

Trainer Gabriel Sarmiento will be responsible for the preparation of WBC middleweight world champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs), who is scheduled to defend his title on June 7 against Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Cotto will attempt to become the first Puerto Rican boxer to win four world titles in four weight divisions.

Martinez has been inactive since last April's victory over Martin Murray. He suffered a bad left knee injury that required surgery. In a recent interview, Martinez admitted that he hasn't been able to run in a year and has to take extra special care of the knee. Even with that factor, Sarmiento is confident his boxer will knock Cotto out.

"We realize the issue of the injury. But we are confident that we'll arrive in the proper condition to fight. Regardless, even if we're at 75% - it's more than enough to knock Cotto out. Anyway, we know that we will be much better than that," Sarmiento said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fantasiabruja on 02-28-2014

[QUOTE=Dinamita 03;14276930]Negative no fighter ever gets credit around here[/QUOTE] It's a shame because this fight has FOTY written all over it and the winner should get all the praises coming to him from us the fans. Neither of these two…

Comment by Dinamita 03 on 02-27-2014

[QUOTE=Fantasiabruja;14276830]I just have one question, is Cotto going to get any credit if he beats Martinez or is everyone going to say it only happened because Martinez was not 100%?[/QUOTE] Negative no fighter ever gets credit around here

Comment by El Angel on 02-27-2014

[QUOTE=Fantasiabruja;14276830]I just have one question, is Cotto going to get any credit if he beats Martinez or is everyone going to say it only happened because Martinez was not 100%?[/QUOTE] Probably not. Even though everyone is saying he's going to…

Comment by Fantasiabruja on 02-27-2014

I just have one question, is Cotto going to get any credit if he beats Martinez or is everyone going to say it only happened because Martinez was not 100%?

Comment by ImStillHere on 02-27-2014

[QUOTE=raf727;14275081]I see alot of people talking about how relentless Cotto is going to be and eventually wear down Martinez. Since when has Cotto been a swarmer with crazy stamina to wear guys down? I love Cotto, awesome fighter, awesome dude,…

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