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Sergio Martinez: I'll Do What I Said, Stop Murray in Eight

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28KOs) plans to follow through on his promise of knocking out undefeated challenger Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KOs) on April 27th at Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Martinez fights in Argentina for the first time since 2002.

"The fight will be difficult Murray has a lot to gain and very little to lose. [Murray] has the characteristic of self-motivation if necessary. I think that he is going to give everything to win or to reach the final bell - but I will try to do what I said, and knock him out in the eighth," Martinez said.

"I will be very well prepared physically, but I still don't know if I'm ready for the 50,000 people who plan to attend. It is strange after so many years to come back to fight in my country and with such a high number of people coming to see me - it might become difficult to keep my emotions in check [during the fight]."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fighting_Pride on 03-08-2013

what if he doesn't and wins on points? or maybe even lose by a controversial decision, worst case he gets knocked down again and exposed. what then? does that mean he's losing his touch? or that knee surgery was actually…

Comment by rey guey on 03-07-2013

Macklin gave Martinez problems but that's because of Buddy McGirt. Macklin fought off his back foot and made Martinez lead. he countered the counter puncher. this is the best article on how to beat Martinez. Macklin did well but as…

Comment by _Gatti_ on 03-07-2013

i think he will stop him before 8 honestly!

Comment by opotemo on 03-07-2013

[QUOTE=dan_cov;13118766]He also beat the snot out of Pavlik whose 6ft2 & re-hydrated to 178lbs! Darren Barker is also a big middleweight who re-hydrates to the mid 170s. These Sergio haters make me laugh going on like he picks on smaller…

Comment by opotemo on 03-07-2013

[QUOTE=edgarg;13118218][B]About Mayweather you are unfortunately correct, he is not that small. But Martinez is too small and too old to go up[/B]. If he has to he can make 154 (according to he and his team)[B] Many of those 168…

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