Text by Edward Chaykovsky, Interview by Chris Robinson
Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. gave his take on the potential fight between WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) and Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs), which is being targeted for June 7th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Cotto will attempt to win his fourth divisional title against a bigger man. In order to win, Jones feels Cotto must bring the fight to Martinez from the opening bell - similar to what Cotto did in his three round destruction of Delvin Rodriguez in October.
"For Martinez to win, he has to stay on the outside with jab and keep Cotto outside with that jab. Keep him fighting [from the outside]. He needs to use his feints with his hands down like he always does. He's the bigger man. He needs to make it a boxing match and not get close, because Cotto is more dangerous close. For Cotto, he has to do what Freddie [Roach] made him do in his last fight. He has to come out and be immediately aggressive - immediately get to his body, immediately get to his head, stay on top of him and not let him rest because he is getting older," Jones said.