Team Sergio Martinez Believe Pacquiao is Finished

By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Juan Manuel Marquez produced what is likely the most emphatic victory of his career in knocking out Manny Pacquiao six rounds into their welterweight bout.

Meeting his rival for a fourth time, Marquez overcame a fifth round knockdown and several rocky moments before flooring Pacquiao for the ten count with a short right hand just as the sixth round was closing.

While the victory was surely a sight to behold, one man who claimed to have seen the writing on the wall ahead of time was Sampson Lewkowicz, known best for his work in advising the career of middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.

“I told you that he would win by knockout,” Lewkowicz would tell me at the post-fight press conference. “Nobody believed me, but it’s part of the game.”

As far back as Pacquiao’s June encounter with upstart Timothy Bradley, a fight in which Manny would lose a controversial split-decision, Lewkowicz had been telling me that the Filipino icon was nearing the end of his illustrious career.

In the wake of the brutal loss to Marquez, Lewkowicz again echoed those sentiments, this time with much more conviction.

“It’s definitely the end,” stated Lewkowicz.

Shortly after my discussion with Lewkowicz, I volleyed some questions in the direction of Martinez’s trainer Pablo Sarmiento, with Sampson serving as my translator.

“He came forward and he made the mistake of his life,” Sarmiento would tell me when asked of Pacquiao’s loss. “He will never be the same.”

Before out brief rap session closed, I was curious for Sarmiento’s thoughts on Marquez facing off with Bradley sometime next year, as it is a fight that is certainly a possibility.

“Bradley wins,” Sarmiento stated. “Because of the youth and quality of boxing.”

*** For more Pacquiao-Marquez IV coverage, please visitwww.HustleBoss.comSUBSCRIBE to Chris Robinson's CRHarmony Youtube Page and check out his exclusives below...

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cjun on 12-14-2012

[QUOTE=WESS;12791050]Actually if Pac would have fought Floyd and not Clottey we wouldn’t have simple pactarts such as yourself who only now have come to the realization that Pac is simply not as good as he was made out to be.…

Comment by stretchedout on 12-10-2012

[QUOTE=robert53;12794715]I hope Pac does retire; not because of the knockout, but the knockdown in rnd 3. The old Pac would never get caught with a punch like that. Pac will always be better than Floyd or JMM because at 5'6",67"…

Comment by Khalid X on 12-10-2012

I wonder why Sampson and Sarameinto's have a fixation with Pacquaio? It seems every chance they get they have something negative to say. I really don't get the hate and to be honest, Sergio's chin is very suspect and I…

Comment by A-Wolf on 12-10-2012

We'll have to see won't we. Roberto Duran recovered from a KO like this but he's one of the few. Roy as you know was never the same.

Comment by robert53 on 12-10-2012

Baldomir had lost 9 fights b4 Floyd ,so he was the best WW ? Floyd ducked Margo turning down 8mil and retired instead of fighting him or Paul Williams. At lower weights you had Casamayor undefeated slick boxer instead of…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (86)
Top Headlines Golovkin's Coach: I Doubt Canelo Will Last Eight or Nine Rounds Jeff Horn Crushes Rico Mueller As Title Shot Nears David Haye: Fans Want Me To Smash Tony Bellew, Shut Him Up Joshua Taylor Tabbed To Become World Champion By McGuigan Tim Bradley: I Need To Retire A Winner, Capture One More Title Eric Molina: I'll Fight Anthony Joshua or David Price on Dec. 10 Canelo: It Would Be an Honor To Rematch Miguel Cotto Kevin Lerena Confident of Knocking Micki Nielsen Out Dejan Zlaticanin: I'm Fighting Mikey Garcia on January 28 Custio Clayton Stops Ramses Agaton in Eight Rounds in Montreal WBO Prez To Canelo Critics: Why Did Golovkin Reject Andre Ward! Terence Crawford Seeks Foe For 12/10, Antonio Orozco Next? Chavez Sr. Expects His Son To Return Stronger, Better Than Ever Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez Discuss Their PPV Fights Golovkin, Sanchez Frown at Golden Boy's Offer To Face Canelo Charlo-Williams, Cuellar-Mares, Promoted By Schaefer, on Dec. 10 Photos: LaRon Mitchell, Scott Alexander Ready For Battle Photos: Valdez, Magdaleno Putting in Work For PPV Fights Golovkin's Promoter Willing To Make Concessions To Get Canelo David Price: If I Land Joshua, I'm Going in There To Do Damage WBO Prez: No Doubt Canelo Knocks Mayweather Out in Rematch! Orlando Salido's Adviser Provides Update on Back Injury Abel Sanchez Has High Expectations For Alex Saucedo Photos: Gennady Golovkin is a Big Hit in Mexico City Parker-Ruiz Approved For WBO Belt, Winner Must Face David Haye Sam Soliman Over The Moon With Court Victory in Germany Coyle-Hibbert, Scarpa-Davies, Bellotti Set For Nov 26 at Wembley Hearn Frustrated: Klitschko-Browne is Huge Letdown For Fans! Carl Frampton Says Rematch Deal Finalized With Leo Santa Cruz Chilemba Training With Roy Jones Jr. For Oleksandr Gvozdyk Alberto Palmetta, Olympian, Inks With Sampson, Maravilla Photos: Frankie Gavin, Sam Eggington Square Up at FInal Presser Abel Sanchez: Golovkin Can Be Nice, Gassiev Wants To Hurt You! Tony Thompson: That ‘Fool’ Dillian Whyte Is C-Level, Easy Work Roberto Duran: Canelo Alvarez Will Beat Gennady Golovkin! Magdaleno: I Want To Send Nonito Donaire Into Retirement Hooker: 140 is a Tough Division, Terence Crawford is Top Dog David Price Willing To Replace Klitschko, Fight Anthony Joshua Hearn: I Think Klitschko Might Be Looking For Easier Fight Micki Nielsen-Kevin Lerena: Muller Breaks Down The Fight

Latest Active Forum Threads