Former two division world champion Sergio 'Maravilla' Martinez, 45 years old, is looking forward to his return to the ring.
After six years in retirement, he planned to fight on June 6. The comeback was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The last time Martinez saw action, in 2014, he was knocked out by Miguel Cotto in New York's Madison Square Garden.
Because of the current restrictions in Argentina and Spain, Martinez is not sure when he could reschedule his return.
"We have to take a look on what date we will be allowed to do it. There is brutal uncertainty in all sports. We do not know what can happen. We are going to see what is coming, hopefully boxing will be activated. I think in September we will be seeing boxing ... although it's more of a wish than a hunch. Right now everything can change in a moment, but my return to boxing is just a matter of time. And I will be back with or without fans in the stands," Martinez explained in an interview with AS' Confinad
"At my age I don't feel like waiting a year and a half to do that fight. With the public it would be much more beautiful, but you have to be aware and consistent with the present situation that we have."
His future after that ring return is unknown. The veteran is training very hard to stay in shape for when boxing resumes.
As the weeks pass by, Martinez has been linked to several potential opponents.
"The important thing is to fight, regardless of the outcome. I'll go to the ring... suppose I win, but they hit me and it seems to me that it hurts more than I expected. I will say: 'Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much, goodbye.' But we won't know that until I get into the ring, and that's what I love about this," Martinez said.
"A fight with Kerman [Lejarraga] in San Mamés would be great for Spanish boxing. Having my name connected to Marcos Maidana's, for a fight in Argentina, is an honor - and [the rematch with Julio Cesar] Chávez Jr. is the least possible option."