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Sergio Martinez Will Face Rubio if Cotto Falls Out

By Rene Umanzor

Sampson Lewkowicz, adviser to WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs), is putting together a backup plan for his boxer. Martinez's handlers were trying to secure a fight with former three division champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) on June 7th, but the Puerto Rican boxer was recently offered over $10 million dollars to face Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-1-1, 30KOs) in the headline bout of a March 8th Showtime pay-per-view.

With Cotto possibly taking a fight with Canelo, Lewkowicz is already putting another scenario in place. An offer has been made to Martinez's mandatory challenger, Marco Antonio Rubio (58-6-1, 50KOs). The fight with Rubio would take place in a stadium in Argentina, and Lewkowicz admits that HBO would likely not be involved.

"We've already made a Rubio ​​a firm proposal to go to Argentina. Unfortunately, the broadcasters who make the fights in the United States, HBO, is not that interested [in the fight]. For that reason the fight has to be in South America. Sergio promised [WBC President Jose] Sulaiman that he would do his mandatory fight. In Argentina they love the idea of [Martinez facing] a Mexican, so it's all geared for that fight. Hopefully in 30 days we can specify the date. In 24 hours we can have a sell out."

"Cotto must make a decision. If he wants to make history on the 7th of June in a stadium with 50,000 people, then perfect, but if not - we'll put 50,000 people in Buenos Aires against Rubio."

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by icha on 11-09-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13913587]So, people would want to see Martinez in a "tune-up" with Golovkin? This is nonsense as he is coming from multiple injuries -- it would have been nonsense even if Martinez was eight years younger.[/QUOTE] he just had a tune…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 11-09-2013

:lol1: Sampson trying to smile even though he just got pie smashed in his face LMFAO....Cotto would be a fool to turn down that 8 figures GBP will drop on him to fight Nelo....Sampson won't get HBO without Cotto so…

Comment by MDPopescu on 11-09-2013

So, people would want to see Martinez in a "tune-up" with Golovkin? This is nonsense as he is coming from multiple injuries -- it would have been nonsense even if Martinez was eight years younger.

Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 11-09-2013

I always want to see Martinez fight. Everyone knows Golovkin is the standout contender but whatever we get I understand Martinez's position and I'm happy to see him in the ring again.

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 11-08-2013

The fact he's even considering taking on Cotto straight off surgery says a lot. Seems like he'd want a tune-up before Cotto, GGG or any of those guys.

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