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Team Martinez: Ready For Cotto, Sergio To Start Camp

By Rick Reeno

Sampson Lewkowicz, adviser to WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-1-1, 28KOs), says his fighter is going to start training camp in mid-February for a June 7th title defense against former three division beltholder Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs), taking place at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Martinez was medically cleared to start training, says Lewkowicz. The Argentine champion has been out of the ring since last April, when he suffered multiple injuries during a twelve round unanimous decision win over Martin Murray.

The two sides have been negotiating for week, with both sides agreeing on all of the major obstacles.

"Sergio is ready to fight Miguel Cotto. The doctors have cleared him and he can start training next month. Everything has been agreed upon on our side. There is nothing left to discuss on our end. Now we're just waiting on Cotto to tell us if the fight is on. Our promoter Lou DiBella is finalizing things with Cotto's side and we believe he could finish those discussions in the next few days," Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FerFAL on 01-30-2014

I've got Martinez winning this one. If he's fully recovered he has 70% chance of winning. Martinez is smart, still fast and a hard puncher. He has demolished bigger fighters than himself, and Cotto is clealry smaller. It will be…

Comment by Gil Diaz on 01-30-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14184642]Is Cotto that scared of Canelo tha t he preferred to fight Martinez?? Well, he will be destroyed. The sad thing is that if they do fight, and Canelo destroys cotto, Ricans will begin with excuses " Martinez hurt him,…

Comment by Adrien Boner on 01-30-2014

Better not be a big run around. This fight better happen

Comment by Southpawology on 01-30-2014

I still feel cotto is too small for sergio but f*ck it lets get it on!!! Who else is buying tickets 1st day????

Comment by Jack Napier on 01-30-2014

Martinez kinda deserves a soft touch after his layoff but after this he better face GGG or Murray in a rematch hell, he can even fight Sturm, that's better than this crap he doesn't have much time left, he needs…

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