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Sergio Martinez: I'm Not Overlooking Darren Barker

By Juan E. Brignone, notifight.com

Middleweight Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez is being flooded with questions pertaining to a possible fight with WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., but the Argentine boxer will not be overlooking his upcoming fight with Darren Barker on October 1. Chavez, who returns on September 17 against Ronald Hearns, has to fight Martinez by March of 2012.

"I'm fully focused, but every time I talk to the press the first thing they want to talk about is a fight with Chavez Jr., so it's hard to take a break from [talking about] Chavez, but my work is 100% focused on the 1st of October," said Martinez on the Todo De Radio Belgrano."

"Barker has a lot of motivation because it is his big night in boxing. He's most dangerous at the middle distance. There is a very interesting defense. [A fight with Chavez] motivates me accomplish things so I get my world title. The media support has encouraged me because it was unclear how they took away my belt and gave it to Chavez Jr. on a plate."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pullcounter on 08-16-2011

martinez has to KO barker in devastating fashion

Comment by giacomino on 08-16-2011

[QUOTE=Uturn;10995360]Chavez is next if he's man enough to step up.[/QUOTE] Chavez will never fight Martinez. He will give up his paper title before he fights anyone with a pulse

Comment by Uturn on 08-16-2011

Chavez is next if he's man enough to step up.

Comment by giacomino on 08-16-2011

[QUOTE=DOMINATION;10995251][COLOR="Black"]S[/COLOR]hit fight, terrible mismatch. Martinez needs to man up and fight Pirog or Golovkin.[/QUOTE] Pirog and Golovkin need to man up and fight somebody with a pulse. Barker isn't great but he is better than anybody Golovkin and Pirog are…

Comment by Sadistic on 08-16-2011

[COLOR="Black"]S[/COLOR]hit fight, terrible mismatch. Martinez needs to man up and fight Pirog or Golovkin.

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