Martinez's Trainer: Mayweather The Toughest Bout For Us

By Chris Robinson

WBC middleweight Diamond champion Sergio Martinez and his supporters have been clamoring for some huge fights and I simply asked trainer Pablo Sarmiento if he felt his fighter had done enough in recent times to be looked at as the world’s premier fighter.

“Yes, absolutely,” he stated. “He keeps demonstrating it time and time again and he’s just getting started. Definitely we are looking for the big fights like [Floyd] Mayweather and [Manny] Pacquiao and hopefully those fights happen for him.”

Some would prefer for Martinez to look for bigger challenges such as IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute or WBC light heavyweight king Bernard Hopkins, yet fights with Mayweather and Pacquiao are where the money is at. I finished up our talk by asking Sarmiento who, between Floyd and Manny, would likely give Martinez his toughest fight.

“Probably the toughest fight would be with Mayweather but then again it would probably be Mayweather’s toughest fight as well. It would be a great fight, a good fight for the public to see.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UglyPug on 08-05-2011

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;10947307]30 day weigh in for Dzinziruk [url]http://www[/url]. fight news .com/Boxing/martinez-meets-30-day-weight-75286[/QUOTE] Thanks for helping prove my point even more :) If your ass is 175ish pounds after two months of training camp, that means you are probably walking around at around…

Comment by Pin Galarga on 08-05-2011

If Mayweather wanted to, they could meet at 154 and it would be the toughest 'TO WIN" fight because less face it. Mayweather is the most skillful boxer today.

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 08-05-2011

30 day weigh in for Dzinziruk [QUOTE]Middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs) of Argentina, but now residing in Oxnard, CA, met the pre-weight requirement today and registered in at 173 lbs, the weight was within the mandated 10%…

Comment by UglyPug on 08-04-2011

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;10917795]Where the **** are people getting 185 pounds from? Do you seriously believe everything Bob Arum tells you? Sergio himself said he was only 169 a month ago before training camp.[/QUOTE] Im sure Sergio did say that! Just like Lou…

Comment by skillswin on 07-30-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;10922350]Clottey, Oscar, and Mosley. the latter were not in their primes, but clottey was a top 5 WW who had NEVER been in a one [B][SIZE="4"]Fixed[/SIZE][/B] fight in his life. . .[/QUOTE] fixed for you

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