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Sergio Martinez Confirms Jose Miguel Fandino is Comeback Opponent

Former two division world champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martínez has officially confirmed that his return to the sport of boxing will be against Spanish contender José Miguel Fandino (15-6, 8 KOs), in a fight to take place in the middleweight division.

The contest is scheduled to take place on Friday August 21, in the municipality of Torrelavega.

Martínez confirmed the date change during an interview offered this afternoon to Chronicle TV. The card was initially scheduled for Saturday, August 22, and seems to have been pushed back by 24 hours, to Friday the 21st.

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The fight will be scheduled to take place over ten rounds, in Torrelavega, which is a city located in northern Spain, near Bilbao and about 400 kilometers from Madrid.

The boxing festival of that evening will showcase a championship contest in the main event, as Spain's Sergio García will defend the title of European super welterweight championship.

The 45-year-old Argentine boxer, who was world champion at super welterweight and at middleweight, will fight again after six years and two months against an opponent 10 years younger, nicknamed "the traumatologist".

Martinez was last seen in the ring back in 2014, when he was knocked out by Miguel Cotto.

Fandino last appeared in Oviedo in November, when he beat his compatriot Sergio Fernández with a resounding knockout in the second round to win the vacant Iberoamerican super welterweight title from the International Boxing Organization (IBO).

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Comment by Boxxymcboxface on 07-04-2020

I really hope he doesn’t go through with this. He’s gonna get himself hurt badly

Comment by juandabomb on 07-04-2020

After 4 rounds i give the Fandino a great chance..those knees are broken. Maravilla must've blown all his cotto cashout money. De la hoya vs Martinez at 160 ef it decent gimmick fight than feeding maravilla to canela

Comment by PittyPat on 07-04-2020

Faaandaaangoooo!

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 07-04-2020

Hope Sergio Martinez win this fight with all health intact, I don't want a cherry pick go wrong road with hurting his knees. :boxing:

Comment by emceetns on 07-04-2020

[QUOTE=Dramacyde;20641780]I met Sergio in Atlantic City after the Darren Baker fight, one of the nicest people in The boxing business I ever met but he should stay retired[/QUOTE] I don't blame him for coming back because closure is better than…

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