Advertisement
Advertisement

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 Photos: Marcos Maidana Resurfaces in The United States Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin Video: David Benavidez Discusses His Future, Return, More Video: Francisco Santana Ready For War With Benavidez Crawford Not Concerned About Postol’s Height, Reach Edge Wilder, Arreola Test Clean For All Banned Substances Eleider Alvarez-Robert Berridge Set For PBC Card Video: Viktor Postol Ready To Put on a Show With Crawford Roach: I Want Pacquiao To Fight at Least Two More Times Video: Oleksandr Gvozdyk on PPV Fight, The Future, More Video: Oscar Valdez Ready For Statement Title Win With Rueda Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, More Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov WBA Eliminator is Ordered Postol: Of Course I Want To Beat Terence Crawford By Knockout Warren: Smith Will Be Treated as World Star After Beating Canelo Crawford's Trainer: Postol is Cashing Out, He Wanted a Check Francisco Santana on Benavidez, leans to Crawford over Postol Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Broner, More Video: Matias Rueda Confident of Shocking Oscar Valdez Video: Crawford's Trainer Media Interview - Two Parter Tommy Coyle Aims To Make History in Leeds Showdown Crawford Senses Fear: Postol Refused To Look Me in The Eyes
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement