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Sergio Martinez: I Can't See Cotto Lasting Beyond Nine!

Question - You have been waiting to face Cotto for almost 4 years. Why do you think he wants to fight you now?

Sergio Martinez - Miguel Cotto believes that I am ripe for the picking and that my age has finally caught with me. What he doesn’t realize is that for the Martin Murray fight, I had many injuries going into the fight. I did not want to postpone the event because it was always a dream of mine to defend my title in Argentina so we as a team decided to go forward with the fight with Martin Murray. I still came out victorious in that fight but Miguel Cotto thinks I’m on the decline, which is the only reason I believe he chose to face me now.

What Miguel Cotto doesn’t realize that is I am extremely motivated for this fight. Not just because I don’t necessarily care for Miguel Cotto, but I want to prove him wrong in thinking that I’m not an elite fighter.

Miguel Cotto is a good fighter and a future hall of famer, but he will not become the World Middleweight Champion by defeating me. The only way I see this fight ending, is with Miguel Cotto being knocked out. I cannot see the fight going past nine rounds.

Face Off: Cotto/Martinez debuts Saturday, May 17 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT on HBO.

 “2 Days: Sergio Martinez” premieres Saturday, May 24 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

HBO’s Emmy-Award-winning series “24/7 Cotto/Martinez” premieres Saturday, May 31 at 11:15 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Cotto vs. Martinez happens Saturday, June 7 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BOXEO _ on 05-14-2014

I think it's going to go all 12. They're both going to be tired as hell after 9 rounds.

Comment by EXPOSEDheroes on 05-14-2014

[QUOTE=thatdudespits;14551054]Cotto relies on his skills not athleticism to win fights and Cotto is more skilled than Martinez. People keep talking about size being an advantage for Martinez while I see it as a disadvantage facing a smaller quicker opponent than…

Comment by IMDAZED on 05-14-2014

Oh Sergio. Can't help but picture rust combined with shot reflexes making him look like a drunk wino at 3:00 AM. He almost has to KO Cotto in order to win.

Comment by thatdudespits on 05-14-2014

[QUOTE=LADIV;14549899]Cotto is better in what, please enlighten me....this isn't delvin rodriguez Cotto is getting stretched[/QUOTE] Cotto relies on his skills not athleticism to win fights and Cotto is more skilled than Martinez. People keep talking about size being an advantage…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 05-14-2014

[QUOTE=drenlou;14548631]It may be the other way around, martinez might not make it past round 9 becuz his knees might fail him and hes forced to quit on the stool! What a way to lose the belt! It can happen.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=LarryXXX;14548641]Hope…

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