Advertisement
Advertisement

Sergio Martinez: Cotto Will Be Tougher Than Chavez Jr.

By Miguel Rivera

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) expects Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) to be a tougher opponent than Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Cotto is moving up to middleweight for the chance of becoming the first Puerto Rican fighter to win four world titles in four weight divisions. The fight takes place on June 7th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Cotto is now trained by Freddie Roach, who trained Chavez Jr. for the fight with Martinez in 2012. Martinez was hurt and knocked down in the twelfth round, but easily dominated the other eleven.

"Cotto is coming at a good time for me. He comes from a good fight with Mayweather despite losing. I'm coming from a fight with Martin Murray that wasn't so good and a very good fight with Chavez Jr. I think we are at a fairly balanced point [of time]," Martinez said to Jose Sanchez.

"[Cotto and Chavez] are totally different. Cotto is much more complete than Chavez. But it seems like the good joke continues [with Roach saying he has the perfect plan to beat me]. In the last fight,  Cotto had an opponent [Delvin Rodriguez] who can't be compared. Rodriguez had beaten nobody. [Cotto] will surely do a good job with Roach, but he won't reach the distance."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MaskedMurderer on 03-12-2014

I dont know its been two years since those two rounds where chavez put hands on you and you still haven't fully recovered. Just saying.

Comment by Light_Speed on 03-12-2014

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;14317775]If you don't think Jr is given preferential treatment you're delusional. And BTW, FLASH KNOCKDOWN, not 'almost killed him'. Learn the difference bonehead.[/QUOTE] That wasn't a flash knockdown.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 03-11-2014

[QUOTE=chargerhemi06;14315673]Chavez Jr took Sergio out of his prime in the last round. I mean literally snatched Sergio soul in the final 2minutes and now cotto will retire him.[/QUOTE] Keep dreamin there bub.... [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IAOJn4l1Ls[/url]

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 03-11-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14315082]Chavez was not handed anything, idiot. Martinez knows chavez almost killed him in one round, with no training and half drunk. If Cotto kos him, that means he is better than chavez. He wont. Canelo beats cotto by the way.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 03-11-2014

I doubt it. Cotto certainly won't take the punishment Chavez did. When Martinez hits Cotto he's going to hurt him badly.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (40)
Top Headlines Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Post-Fight Report Card Frampton Must Defy Conventional Wisdom To Upset Santa Cruz Bracero on Malignaggi Bout: I'm Fighting For My Dreams, Future Jose Roman, Ruben Villa Batter Opponents at The Doubletree McGuigan: Frampton Has Been After Santa Cruz Since 2013 Canelo Smiles: I Ran From Golovkin? He's Fought NOBODY! Santa Cruz vs. Russell Much Better Fight; Both Want Selby Next Frank Warren: Frampton Left 122 With Rigondeaux Clash Marquez Has No Regrets Over Cotto Position, Retirement Near Adonis Stevenson With Vicious Knockout of Williams in Four Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams: LIVE BScene Scorecard Ruslan Provodnikov Meets With Promoter, Return is Anticipated Eleider Alvarez Beats Robbie Berridge, On Course For Stevenson Frampton’s Promoter: Santa Cruz is Carl’s Toughest Fight Yet Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Potentially in Early 2017 Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams - CompuBox Review Photos/Weights: Luis Nery vs. David Sanchez in Tijuana Photos/Weights: Antonio Orozco vs. Lopez, Joseph Diaz vs. Proa Carl Frampton After the Scales: This Was Easy and I Feel Great SHO VP: Wilder vs. Joshua in Late 2017, Could Be Pay-Per-View Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas Malignaggi-Bracero Battle Ready Photos: Frampton, Santa Cruz Ready For War at Barclays Center Video: Frampton Fans in Force at Weighin For Leo Santa Cruz Antonio Gutierrez vs. Jorge Melendez, LA Fight Club on 9/2 Juan Carlos Camacho Jr. Goes Pro With Miguel Cotto Thomas Williams: TKO Loss To Gabriel Campillo Doesn’t Define Me Chisora Unlikely To Land Whyte, Trying To Get Helenius Rematch Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125 Frampton To Santa Cruz: I'll Be The Bigger Man on Fight Night Adrien Broner's Request For Early Release From Jail is Denied Tyson Fury To Take On UKAD Over Drug Test Results Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Pre-Fight Report Card Lara's Manager on The Possibility of Facing Gennady Golovkin Roach: Me and Pacquiao Remain in Boxing To Get Mayweather Verdejo's Manager Says Flanagan Clash Possible For November Frank Warren on Crawford: Best American in a Long Time Amir Khan: I'd Need 6 Months of MMA Training For McGregor MGM Liverpool Launches, Will Promote October Show Leo Santa Cruz Motivated To Make Frampton Taste First Defeat Dennis Ceylan vs. Ryan Walsh For Euro Crown on October 15
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement