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][/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.

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