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Sergio Martinez: I'll Fight Pacquiao, at 150, in 2012

By Nicholas Samuilov, notifight.com

WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is willing to strain down to 150-pounds for a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2012. Allegedly, Pacquiao made a statement that he would face Martinez, but only at a catch-weight of 150, which is the same weight the Filipino star fought Antonio Margarito in 2010. Martinez (47-2-2, 26KOs) is facing undefeated Darren Barker, on the 1st October in Atlantic City. He wants to challenge to Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) in the later part of 2012.

"I am willing to go down to the 150-pounds to face Manny Pacquiao. It does not depend only on me. We will see what happens, if his team and [Top Rank CEO] Bob Arum accept  [the fight]. Because it's one thing is to fight Antonio Margarito at 150, and another thing to face me at 150," said Martinez during an interview with BoxingScene.com's Carlos Irusta.

"It would be below the junior middleweight limit of 154 lbs [69.850 kg.]. 150-pounds is 68 kilos. It's an incredible effort for my body. I walk around at 78 or 79 kilos, with a maximum of 3.2% body fat. I have very little body fat and I'm very muscular.To go down to that weight can be fatal for my health. But it can be done. With enough time, I think it's possible to do. What's better than saying, 'we'll fight you anywhere you want, the date you want and the weight you want.'

"He always said 150, and I respect his position, because he is a little fighter even at 150. But it's going to play to his advantage because I'll be almost ten kilos lighter in my body. "

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 09-28-2012

dam...last post in here ws EXACTLY 1 year ago TODAY^^^^ :lol1: for the cats with really short memories...lets head to center court and do a jump ball!!!...I gonna give you a tip!!! Sergio saw Floyd as THEE MAN from day…

Comment by tacoboxer on 09-28-2011

[QUOTE=dosepulgada;11198516]MP should do like what Mayweather is doing. Cherry-picking unproven fighters and hyping `em up....[/QUOTE] Im curious which fighters have proven themselves more: De La Hoya or Cotto.... (Say Cotto and you are out of your mind) Mosley or Margarito....…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 09-25-2011

[QUOTE=dosepulgada;11198516]Who cares, after Bradley, who's the next great boxer who can compete against MP if Floyd keeps on ducking him. Don't tell me, [B]MP should do like what Mayweather is doing. Cherry-picking unproven fighters and hyping `em[/B] up so the…

Comment by dosepulgada on 09-23-2011

Who cares, after Bradley, who's the next great boxer who can compete against MP if Floyd keeps on ducking him. Don't tell me, MP should do like what Mayweather is doing. Cherry-picking unproven fighters and hyping `em up so the…

Comment by ThePunchingBag on 09-23-2011

Don't know about this. People would discredit a Pac win. Sergio going down to 150 for the money. He'll probably be weight drained and an easy target for a Pac beating.

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