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Sergio Martinez's Surprise: Naazim Working The Corner

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has received confirmation that veteran trainer Naazim Richardson will be working the corner of Sergio Martinez on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas - as Martinez will attempt to capture the WBC middleweight crown from undefeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Martinez is trained by Pablo Sarmiento.

Richardson is best known as the trainer of Bernard Hopkins and Shane Mosley. He is also the man who prevented Felix Trinidad from improperly wrapping his hands before a high-stakes fight with Hopkins in 2001, and Richardson discovered the illegal inserts that were placed in Antonio Margarito's handwraps prior to his fight with Shane Mosley in 2009.

Martinez's longtime adviser, Sampson Lewkowicz, gave a brief explanation on why they brought in Richardson.

"We didn't want to take any chances. We are taking every precaution before this fight. We don't want another Antonio Margarito [incident] to happen. We are taking every measure to ensure that Sergio Martinez receives a fair fight," Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com.

Richardson will be present when Chavez wraps his hands tomorrow night and he will assist Sarmiento in the corner, says Lewkowicz.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by #1Assassin on 09-15-2012

knowing how someone is allowed to wrap their hands is very basic knowledge for a boxing trainer i would think, its another sign of how unqualified trainers are today compared to previous eras. now nazim has become like a foul…

Comment by elfag on 09-15-2012

[QUOTE=mexicanfan510;12510852]Does anybody know a legitamite betting site that you would recommend?[/QUOTE] LOL youre going to pwn yourself when Sexy Sergio whips that ass

Comment by Don Collazo on 09-15-2012

[QUOTE=ElBossHogg;12510471]in other news: Team Chavez Jr hires Margarito to watch Martinez get his hand wraps LMFOA that be funny[/QUOTE] That would be hilarious! :fingersx:

Comment by Mister Wolf on 09-14-2012

[QUOTE=budfr;12512555]Didn´t Martinez say that Chavez is a piece of cake? That he is overrated? Why all the precautions now???:bottle:[/QUOTE] Because dude got caught cheating before so his character is in question.

Comment by budfr on 09-14-2012

Didn´t Martinez say that Chavez is a piece of cake? That he is overrated? Why all the precautions now???:bottle:

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