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Sergio Martinez Career Decision Likely in January

By Miguel Rivera

Former WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28KOs) is not going to make a decision regarding the future of his career until the month of January, according to close friend and adviser Sampson Lewkowicz.

Martinez has been inactive since getting a one-sided pounding at the hands of Miguel Cotto on June 7th in New York's Madison Square Garden. The boxer has been suffering from severe right knee injuries that have affected his career tremendously. He was practically one legged fighter against Cotto.

He won't make a decision on his career until a doctor advises him about the options to heal his right knee. If further surgery is required, Martinez will retire.

"Anything said is uncertain at this time," said Lewkowicz to ESPN Deportes. "The last time we spoke was in Córdoba on November 15. I believe we will not know anything until January."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigAlexSand on 12-09-2014

Sergio is a class act and it will be unfortunate to see him go. Though he was far from the greatest middle weight, he had a great personality and was exciting to watch. As an individual with the same issues,…

Comment by budfr on 12-09-2014

[QUOTE=afterpunk;15168098]He played soccer for years when he was young, he wanted to be a footballer. In an interview he mentioned that it is impossible to understand his boxing style without soccer. He has overused his legs.[/QUOTE] Soccer helps having strong…

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-08-2014

age, injuries, IMO lack of desire need SM to ride off in 2 the sunset...

Comment by Sancho Puncho on 12-08-2014

[QUOTE=hectari;15168054]I wonder how he got such bad knees? [/QUOTE] He was running from GGG hastily and tripped over. That`s how he damaged his knees.

Comment by Slyboots on 12-08-2014

He needs to hang them up. He's 40, injury ridden and coming off back to back bad performances and he isn't gonna get any better.

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