Sergio Martinez's Trainer Jabs Cotto; Team Cotto Laugh

By Rick Reeno

Pablo Sarmiento, the trainer for middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, doesn't give WBA junior middleweight king Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) any possible chance to pull off an upset on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when he defends his title against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs).

"There is only one guy who can beat Mayweather, and that's Sergio Martinez. There are three classes of boxers - A, B and C. Mayweather, Martinez and [Manny] Pacquiao are 'A" fighters and Cotto is a 'C' fighter. Cotto can't do anything to Mayweather. My prediction on the fight, Mayweather is going to give him a beating," Sarmiento told

In the past two years, Martinez unsuccessfully pursued fights with both Mayweather and Cotto.

Cotto's adviser, Gaby Peñagarícano, had a good laugh when advised of Sarmiento's comments.

"We'll see on May 5th. I expect [Sarmiento's] call on May 6th. I expect his call on May 6th [requesting a fight with Cotto]," Peñagarícano told BoxingScene.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rey guey on 02-04-2012

[QUOTE=PRking718;11740387]I don't understand where you get shot from. He fights men all bigger than him, I mean he isn't even a real MW, and he TKO's them all. Foreman was a slick boxer who Cotto outboxed, Mayorga is an aggressive…

Comment by HeroBando on 02-04-2012

[QUOTE=b0ndsj0ns20;11740714]I keep waiting for someone to tell me what either Pirog or Golovkin to make them better than Macklin? Feel free to tell me what I am missing.[/QUOTE] There's more intrigue with the other 2 guys. Macklin has been around…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 02-04-2012

[QUOTE=PRking718;11741391]Cotto doesn't know the word scared. That's for *****es like Martinez and his fooled ***ryders buying into this ****. Pavlik was coming out of being in and out of rehab when he lost to Martinez and Williams already got exposed…

Comment by PRking718 on 02-03-2012

[QUOTE=SwineFlu;11742019]1) Martinez didn't make any comments "So Martinez comments are not professional" 2) He has called out Chavez many times. 3) If Martinez is a C class fighter right now "Martinez but right now he is in C Class" he…

Comment by SwineFlu on 02-03-2012

[QUOTE=TheBoxingMaster;11741827]I am sorry for Martinez but right now he is in C Class, Cotto have fought much better quality than Martinez that is why Floyd pick him, also Cotto is the best third PPV attraction. So Martinez comments are not…

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