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Sergio Martinez Says He Knows When To Walk Away

By Elisinio Castillo

WBC middleweight champion Sergio 'Maravilla' Martinez (52-2-2, 28KOs), 39-years-old, will not continue fighting for much longer. He knows his time in the sport is coming to a close in the near future. He does not want to make the same mistake as other fighters, who continued fighting beyond their best years.

Martinez will defend his title against former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) on June 7th at New York's Madison Square Garden. 

"Today, [Cotto] is my goal. I'm really enjoying all of this, as always. A while ago, seeing myself walking on crutches, I thought seriously about quitting boxing. The subject of my knee had me inactive for nine months, by medical order. Now that the crutches are left behind and I'll return to the ring once again, I can not think of anything else," Martinez told TV Sports.

"The end is near and yes I have thought about it, because I want to have a great farewell. I do not want to make the same mistake as just about everyone else...not knowing when to quit. Carlos Monzon, Marvin Hagler, 'Finito' Lopez retired at the right time, but not very many do that and I want to follow that example [of retiring at the right time]."

When Martinez retires, he will focus more of his energy on his promotional company and other business ventures.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 03-24-2014

I think it depends on Martinez knee, if he feels some issues in the Cotto-fight, win or lose, i think he retires after that. I would like a fight against GGG but im sure GGG would get no credit beating…

Comment by ColdBlooded on 03-23-2014

[QUOTE=MMegatron;14357289]it'll be GGG next. he already said it. I can't ****ing wait for that fight[/QUOTE] All he has to do is get past a beaten up, small, 154 lb fighter. Do people realize how much smaller Cotto is than Martinez's…

Comment by MMegatron on 03-23-2014

it'll be GGG next. he already said it. I can't ****ing wait for that fight

Comment by El Angel on 03-23-2014

[QUOTE=ColdBlooded;14354031]Same could be said for Cotto if he loses to Martinez. Cotto can't beat the best at 154 and certainly not at 160. If Cotto could make welterweight without being drained, he'd be a beast there.[/QUOTE] Is Sergio not the…

Comment by thatdudespits on 03-23-2014

[QUOTE=ColdBlooded;14357073]Right. Cotto, who couldn't hurt Austin Trout, is going to knock out the middleweight champion of the world. He's going to knock out a guy who's taken much harder punches from much bigger punchers like Pavlik and Chavez without being…

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