Sergio Martinez Trainer Switch as Dzinziruk Approaches

By Rick Reeno

Due to some personal issues, trainer Gabriel Sarmiento (46-2, 25KOs) is unable to work the corner of Sergio Martinez this coming Saturday at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Martinez faces unbeaten WBO junior middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23KOs) for the vacant WBC Diamond belt at 160-pounds. According to Martinez's adviser, Sampson Lewkowicz, Gabriel's brother, Pablo Sarmiento, will take over the head trainer duties in the corner on Saturday night.

"Everything is under control. There won't be any problems. Gabriel and his brother come from the same school. His brother was part of the entire training camp [as an assistant trainer] and everything will be fine," Lewkowicz told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 03-11-2011

I hope everything is ok with sarmiento he trains the MW world champion something terrible must have happed

Comment by jnlempire on 03-10-2011

Sergio Martinez Doesn,t Need any fovors from any boxing body. This due is all talent, he'll take care of

Comment by pacmanis1 on 03-10-2011

[QUOTE=goblin213;10215891]Having no trainer is better than having Buddy Mcgirt on your corner.[/QUOTE] ^^^^If this was a facebook status I would click "like".

Comment by goblin213 on 03-10-2011

Having no trainer is better than having Buddy Mcgirt on your corner.

Comment by chiguy91 on 03-10-2011

i hope all is good. hopefully, it won't affect his performance. can't wait for this fight!!

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