Sergio Martinez Denies Announcing His Retirement

By Elisinio Castillo

Former two division world champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (51-3-2, 28KOs) has denied reports in Argentina which claim the fighter has announced his retirement from boxing.

Martinez, 40-years-old and inactive since last year's June knockout loss to Miguel Cotto, has been dealing with severe knee injuries since 2013.  

The former champion does not deny taking part in the overseas interview, but says his comments were taken out of context and made to appear as if he had announced his retirement.

"I have not announced any retirement. I did not confirm anything. They took my words out of context," Martinez said.

In the interview, Martinez discussed his injury and continuing to deal with the physical issues.

"I am a boxer, my knee is shattered. I am 40 years old, I`m getting wrinkles and my hair is falling out," Martinez was quoted as saying in Argentina`s La Nacion daily on Monday. "I`ve already made up my mind, but in a few weeks I will have a final meeting with doctors and make my announcement then."

It's been said that Martinez may step in the ring for a final time, before his loyal fans in Argentina, as a goodbye fight.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 05-12-2015

Come on Sergio, time to call it a day.

Comment by BostonGuy on 05-12-2015

Give 'em one last farewell fight against Brian Vera in Argentina and then call it day

Comment by nycsmooth on 05-12-2015

Well he should, sowed nothing his last 3 bouts...he's no draw, no promoter in the US will touch him xcept 4 min $$$...

Comment by Mr.Daddy on 05-12-2015

Pride goeth before a fall. Sergio, please take heed.

Comment by b00g13man on 05-12-2015

He really should reconsider.

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