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Sergio Martinez: Roach Won't Help, I'll Knock Cotto Out

By Miguel Rivera

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) is confident he will prevail on June 7th, when he defends his belt against former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

After losing back to back fights to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Austin Trout in 2012, Cotto hired the services of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and returned last year with an easy knockout win over Delvin Rodriguez.

Martinez and Roach went head to head in 2012, when Roach trained Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Martinez dominated Chavez for eleven rounds, but ran out of gas in the twelfth round. Martinez was hurt bad and dropped, but fought until the bell to win a very wide decision to capture Chavez's WBC belt.

"In the twelfth round, even with Chavez in his best moment and me being at my worst, Roach was unable to resolve the situation," Martinez told Carlos Narvaez. "That night [against Cotto] I hope to shine and do everything right, it is my job and my destiny. That night, I am going to win by knockout."

"What [Chavez] did with Roach, [by not properly training], was a constant lack of respect to the best trainer in the world. Now Roach has a second chance [with Cotto], but it's a shame that he's not going to win."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Intelligent on 03-11-2014

[QUOTE=boxingitis;14314733]How about u ko a champion in ur weight class, not someone who is not even a champion in his weight class. Maravilla should vacate that title, he not fighting to see who is the best middleweight. All about the…

Comment by Light_Speed on 03-11-2014

[QUOTE=ColdBlooded;14314645]Roach won't help Cotto if he has him fight aggressively. That will hurt Cotto.[/QUOTE] Exactly, unless you're his size or bigger, your best shot is to box Martinez. [QUOTE=Sgt.Pepper;14314906]Sergio's stanima has always been suspect.[/QUOTE] Actually he has a history of…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 03-11-2014

I will be there cheering on my Puerto Rican brother but this will not be an easy fight at all!! He just might get ko on pr parade wkend in front of all of us. All I hope is that…

Comment by MASTER1454 on 03-11-2014

[QUOTE=Pacnot;14315324][B][SIZE="3"]What's up with the hype for this fight! Both are past prime fighters. HA HA HA HA! It's like Mayweather Sr vs Ruben Guerrero fight! Who cares?[/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE] Just like your post - who cares? Keep it moving then........ [QUOTE=Sgt.Pepper;14314906]Sergio's stanima…

Comment by jtcs1981 on 03-11-2014

As a Cotto fan I hate to read Cottards acting like this is an easy fight. You guys have not learn from the previous fights. STFU and just hope he survives. If he gets blown out you guys run into…

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