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 Last update:  2/22/2014       Read more by Elisinio Castillo         
Sergio Martinez: I'm Used To Facing Bigger, Stronger Foes
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By Elisinio Castillo

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) believes "size will matter" when he faces Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) on June 7th at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Cotto, who won titles at 140, 147 and 154 - will attempt to become the first Puerto Rican fighter to capture a fourth divisional belt.

"I am facing one of the best boxers out of Puerto Rico. He is one of the best in the history [of Puerto Rico] and held titles in three different weight division. Fighting Cotto motivates me to train. Beyond the issue with my [left] knee], I think I'll have the physical advantages in my favor, because I have become accustomed to fighting with opponents who are bigger and stronger than me," Martinez said.

Martinez has been out of the ring since last April's win over Martin Murray. He suffered a left knee injury, that required surgery, and in order to avoid any possibility of re-injuring the knee - Martinez is taking extra special care of himself in training camp.

"'My knee has suffered several injuries [over the years] that cause me pain. I am constantly with a bag of ice, I do massages and I use creams. I have not run in a year. The pain is just from walking. But I have to keep training hard because I do not want to lose. Everyone knows in Argentina that I'm going to give everything I have in order to win," Martinez said.

Tags: Sergio Martinez , Miguel Cotto , Cotto-Martinez , Cotto vs. Martinez


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comment by daggum, on 02-23-2014
this should be a nice change of pace fighting someone smaller, shorter, weaker, and fatter than his usual opponents. and it's the biggest purse of his career? win/win no wonder he let cotto win the negotiations and have whatever he wanted.

comment by NearHypnos, on 02-23-2014
[QUOTE=thatdudespits]No. I think cotto would have beaten williams at any point. Pavliks is really light heavy. Im saying P4P Cotto is a better fighter than both those guys[/QUOTE] I'm sorry but i like Cottos chances less an less the lower he fights P Will at... At 147 I feel P Will is the worst ...

comment by jasjas, on 02-23-2014
this is a bad fight for cotto, he should have fought quillin instead or waited for someone like bradley at a catchweight

comment by El Angel, on 02-23-2014
[QUOTE=rey guey]Cotto might have a chance, I'm only saying that because Martinez is saying it still hurts to walk, hasn't run a year and he's icing all the time. Martinez has all the advantages but if his knee blows out he won't be fighting. remember Cotto vs Foreman. that's great n...

comment by thatdudespits, on 02-23-2014
[QUOTE=lillu89]You think cotto can beat pavlik and Williams at middleweight lol. Cotto couldn't beat Austin trout at 154 and he also should of lost to clottey at 147 (gift decision)[/QUOTE] No. I think cotto would have beaten williams at any point. Pavliks is really light heavy. Im saying P4P ...

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