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Sergio Martinez: 'I'm Sure' That I'll KO Miguel Cotto

By Mike Coppinger

Sergio Martinez has shown fight-stopping power since crashing the scene with a TKO win over Alex Bunema in 2008, but he hasn't won inside the distance since 2012.

Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KOs) believes that will change with his June 7 middleweight championship defense against Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KOs) on HBO PPV.

"I'm sure that I will win the fight by knockout because I'm training in a very hard and intense way and with such motivation that everyday I'm hitting harder, throwing more punches," Martinez said through a translator on a media conference call Tuesday. "Whatever Cotto will do in the ring, doesn't matter to me, I don't care."

A reported questioned Martinez's power at middleweight, to which the champ scoffed: "I knocked out Dzinziruk and I showed power.  I knocked out Paul Williams and I showed power."

Cotto is fighting at middleweight for the first time which should aide "Maravilla" in his quest for the KO.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gabrielmolilulu on 05-23-2014

He said the same thing for his last two fight, and he got down like 3-4 times with chavez and murray. Sergio is still a great champ, but after the Chavez fight he lost his humble caracter. He believes that…

Comment by freedom213 on 05-23-2014

[QUOTE=JmH Reborn;14577002]How far back is a few years for you? Cotto fought the best fighter in the world 2 years ago. An up and coming champ who was highly rated. He also fight the guy who beat him and beat…

Comment by mathed on 05-22-2014

[QUOTE=JmH Reborn;14577990][B]Except Quintana already undressed him for 12 one sided rounds. So...[/B] I think Margarito in a rematch would have won. He was coming on really strong in the last half. 2007 Mosley I would favor to really chop him…

Comment by iniduoh on 05-22-2014

I know you're going to K him O, Champ!!!

Comment by mathed on 05-22-2014

[QUOTE=Bigg Rigg;14577748]After Cotto beats him, the excuses will be outta this world! Sergio is done, he's washed up blah, blah, blah.....[/QUOTE] What about if Sergio beats Cotto to a pulp? "Cotto was just a blown up JMW", "Cotto was too…

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