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Sergio Martinez is 50/50 on Returning For Farewell Fight

By Elisinio Castillo

Former two-division world champion Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28KOs), 39-years-old, is still undecided on whether or not he intends to fight again. Martinez. The fighter was interviewed on TyC Sports, where he stated that he wants to fight "one more time" but plans to retire if he needs to have additional surgery on his right knee.

Martinez has been plagued by knee issues since the aftermath of his decision win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2012. He badly re-injured the knee during a victory over Martin Murray in April 2013. After surgeries and rehabilitation, Martinez returned to action in June and was stopped in ten rounds by Miguel Cotto. Martinez appeared to injury his knee after Cotto dropped him in the first round.

"I do not want to retire on having lost a fight, but I do not feel frustrated because you win and you lose [in the ring]. If I can do one more fight I would," Martinez said. "If I need to operate again [on my knee] I will quit boxing. Otherwise, with the strengthening of the area that protects the knee I could fight again, although it is hard work to achieve [that]."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by caleman on 11-14-2014

[quote=el***;15100092]cotto knows an injured man when he sees one. Margo 2 and his broken face bones. Martinez with his busted ass knee that was re injured in round 1. I heard cotto is targeting paul williams for fall 2015.[/quote] oh…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 11-14-2014

I always held Martinez up on high standards but after how he looked against Cotto who if he would have fought Cotto prior would have beat the crap out of him but now Martinez needs/should retire. His knee is really…

Comment by Beater_of_ass on 11-14-2014

[QUOTE=New England;15100322]margarito was blind, as well.[/QUOTE] I heard he was going through chemo before the fight too.

Comment by New England on 11-14-2014

[QUOTE=el***;15100092]Cotto knows an injured man when he sees one. Margo 2 and his broken face bones. Martinez with his busted ass knee that was re injured in round 1. I heard Cotto is targeting Paul Williams for fall 2015.[/QUOTE] margarito…

Comment by New England on 11-14-2014

his heart is in it 100%, but his knees are 25/75 at the very best. probably closer to 10/ 90.

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