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Sergio Martinez Admits Road Back Will Be Tough

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) admits the road to recovery will be tough. This past Saturday night he won a close decision over British contender Martin Murray, but came away with several injuries that are likely going to keep him out of the ring until next year. Martinez fractured his left hand and also damaged his surgically repaired right knee.

The 38-year-old boxer does not believe the recent developments are an indication that his career is coming to a close.

Martinez stated: - “An injury is always hard to overcome but I don’t think this means the end of my career. I will have to work very hard to recover. I walked away as the champion with one hand. I would give life to see all of my Argentineans happy.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by calamaro on 04-30-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13309102]I said it and I'll say it again: such a great fighter (i.e. Martinez) needs highly professional medical treatment... Team Martinez acted in an amateurish way so far -- it's a pity to waist a talent like this, even if…

Comment by DigitalBeast on 04-30-2013

[QUOTE=jaded;13308520]He came back too soon. It's really a shame...one of my favourite boxers...it may be over for him.[/QUOTE] You don't think he'll be much better, healthy, at 39, than he was in this last fight, at 38, badly injured? Why…

Comment by DigitalBeast on 04-30-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13309102]I said it and I'll say it again: such a great fighter (i.e. Martinez) needs highly professional medical treatment... Team Martinez acted in an amateurish way so far -- it's a pity [b]to waist[/b] a talent like this, even if…

Comment by DigitalBeast on 04-30-2013

[QUOTE=fceeviper;13308342]Yep you could see it, he got old over night. Time to retire champ.[/QUOTE] Go see a doctor for that. :dunce:

Comment by P4P_No1 on 04-30-2013

Looks like injuries have taken their toll which is a shame. Hopefully he can recover well enough to have one last big fight that he comes through unscathed. I like the idea of him against Cotto for a career swansong…

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