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Miguel Cotto To Sergio Martinez: You Are The B-Side!

By Miguel Rivera

The tension is rising between WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2-, 28KOs) and Miguel Cotto (38-4, 21KOs). They will battle on June 7th at New York's Madison Square Garden.

In several recent interviews, Martinez has openly complained about Cotto's numerous demands during their drawn-out negotiations. Among them, Cotto demanded a catch-weight of 159-pounds, first billing in the promotion, for Martinez to be situated in the challenger's corner, and for Martinez to have the first ring walk.

Martinez claims that Cotto was refusing to go forward with the match unless his terms were met.

Cotto is not disputing that he made numerous demands in the negotiations. He says Martinez is the "B-side" of the promotion, which is why he is not entitled to walk out second or have his name in the top spot of the promotion.

"Boxing is a business. When I had to fight Manny Pacquiao and [Floyd] Mayweather, I was the B-side of the equation. [In this fight] here, Sergio is the B-side of the equation. The one who is going to sell the tickets is [the A-side] and that is me," Cotto said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 03-13-2014

So this is whu Cotto didnt wanna fight canelo. He was gonna be the B side.

Comment by Jack Napier on 03-12-2014

Cotto's getting KTFO, he better talk while he can Martinez is in this for the money, so playing B side is ok now he did the same thing when he fought Chavez no more of this crap after Cotto though,…

Comment by DeadLikeMe on 03-12-2014

Cotto better be prepared for what he is walking into...he needs HGH, TRT, and to somehow find a soul that can fight behind his jab for twelve rounds without gassing. Imagine if Cotto goes to 160 and takes Sergio's lineal…

Comment by LoadedWraps on 03-12-2014

Cotto is right, he is the A side in this fight.

Comment by cupocity303 on 03-12-2014

[QUOTE=-Kev-;14318229]That's a pretty unfair comment even for you, considering Floyd had problems with only one fighter in negotiations. He gave in to every demand DLH had, he went 50-50 with Hatton, at an agreed 147 because Hatton claimed he was…

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