Sergio Martinez Will Return on April 27th in Argentina
By Rick Reeno
WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28KOs) will return to the ring on April 27th in Argentina, confirmed his adviser Sampson Lewkowicz to BoxingScene.com. The fight, which HBO will televise, is still being worked on. There is no set opponent and there is no set venue. Lewkowicz, and promoter Lou DiBella, are still considering three potential venues - including Luna Park and La Plata stadium, which holds close to 55,000 people.
Martinez is having right knee surgery on Monday in Madrid. The boxer will take it easy for a few weeks and then get right back training. Lewkowicz doesn't expect any delays on the date.
"He will return on April 27th in Argentina. Right now we are considering two possible opponents, but it's so early [in the talks] that it doesn't even pay to disclose their names," Lewkowicz said to BoxingScene.com.
If Martinez comes through in April, there have already been discussions regarding a rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) on Mexican Independence Day weekend in September. Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum told BoxingScene last week that he wants to schedule a fight for Chavez on an April HBO date, possibly against Matthew Macklin.
Chavez and Martinez clashed on September 15 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The event itself was one of the most successful shows of the year. The fight broke the attendance record at the Thomas & Mack Center with 19,186 seats, eclipsing the prior record of 19,151 for the Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield rematch. The HBO pay-per-view numbers were equally impressive. The event was able to exceed expectations by generating an estimated 475,000 pay-per-view buys and $24 million in revenue.
[QUOTE=iseah100;12691339]Martinez vs Lara! haaha [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] There was idiots on here talking like Lara would beat Martinez, I got to start making screen shots to post laterComment by SpeedKillz on 11-12-2012
[quote=junior gong;12691169]Burner has to be the dumbest of crybabies on this forum.[B] He is basically ripping Martinez, a fighter who has had to do everything the hard way in his career up until recently, for doing the same thing his…Comment by iseah100 on 11-12-2012
Martinez vs Lara! haaha [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]Comment by julian45 on 11-12-2012
[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12691017]I had read it was Murray, yesterday, & I thought he had beat Sturm...I'm curious if thhis was true torn acl how Sergio coming back so quick, normally it's 6-8 months, w/rehab...[/QUOTE] it wasnt torn Acl, some other minor lateral…Comment by junior gong on 11-12-2012
Burner has to be the dumbest of crybabies on this forum. He is basically ripping Martinez, a fighter who has had to do everything the hard way in his career up until recently, for doing the same thing his hero…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (51)