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 Last update:  7/10/2011       Read more by Chris LaBate         
   
Sergio Martinez: Williams Perfect For Cotto or Dzinziruk
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By Chris LaBate

Middleweight king Sergio Martinez is siding with Erislandy Lara. Martinez scored Saturday's fight in favor of the Cuban boxer, with a final marker of 116-111. HBO had it scored 117-111 for Lara, but the three official judges saw a different outcome, and handed Paul "The Punisher" Williams a twelve round majority decision win. The official scores were 114-114, 115-114 and 116-114.

After the fight was over, Williams challenged Martinez to a trilogy fight. Williams won a controversial majority decision over Martinez in December of 2009, which Martinez avenged with a two round knockout in their November 2010 rematch. Martinez returns in October against Darren Barker, and has other opportunities on his mind. He said Williams would be a perfect opponent for Miguel Cotto and Sergei Dzinziruk, who are both champions at 154-pounds.

"Paul is a perfect oponent for Cotto or Dzinziriuk," Martinez said.

Tags: Sergio Martinez , Miguel Cotto , Erislandy Lara , Paul Williams , Martinez vs Dzinziruk , Williams-Lara , Williams vs Lara


 

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comment by B.U.R.N.E.R, on 07-13-2011
And would Williams not hurt Cotto? :thinking: Really?

comment by Mikhnienko, on 07-11-2011
[QUOTE=Clint650]i only say Paul has a shot against Cotto because i am not convinced that Cotto is as strong as i'd like to think @ 154. Mayorga did not have the skill set to test Cotto, but there were still some close moments in that bout, and to think of how Williams loves to get in close, it's ...

comment by 6Bound, on 07-11-2011
[QUOTE=b0ndsj0ns20]Cotto has no chance of stopping him. I didn't think so before Saturday's fight, and still don't after seeing that while PW may have lost a little he hasn't lost his chin or will to fight. Cotto fought and got pounded by the worse version of PW in Chetto. PW is just a taller,...

comment by Clint650, on 07-11-2011
i only say Paul has a shot against Cotto because i am not convinced that Cotto is as strong as i'd like to think @ 154. Mayorga did not have the skill set to test Cotto, but there were still some close moments in that bout, and to think of how Williams loves to get in close, it's hard to say that...

comment by GRUSTLER, on 07-11-2011
I think at this point Cotto would flattened Williams just by how much Williams gets hit and Cotto can still hurt and drop a fighter AND I think even Dzinziriuk can beat him as well. Paul is done by the looks of it. He is already talking about retirement and his trainer Peterson said there is no...

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