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Sergio Martinez Does Not Rule Out Future Crack at Ryota Murata

Former two division champion Sergio Martinez, 45-years-old, does not rule out the possibility of one day going after a world title.

But all of that will depend on what he's capable of doing in his comeback fight, and then a few more solid contests.

Martinez will snap a six year retirement when he returns to the ring on August 21, facing José Miguel Fandino in a contest taking place in Cantabria, Spain.

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Because of the current COVID-19 restrictions and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Martinez doubts that he'll be able to get a second fight in 2020.

"When I was 43 years old, I said it jokingly, that I would come back to boxing when they told me I wasn't going to be able to. Two years went by and here I am, so it's a challenge and here I am. Facing a boxer younger than me.... everyone is younger than me. I chose Fandino, he is two years older than Chávez Jr, and I don't I see Fandiño as old.... it is something that makes me tense and that's something I like, I like the challenge," Martinez said.

And regarding the possibility of fighting again for a world championship, Martinez does have some interest.

"If there is a world title in my life, it will be when I'm over 46-years-old, I cannot rule it out. There is a promise from WBA president [Gilberto Mendoza], that if I have three good fights - the fourth is a title fight against [WBA "regular" middleweight] Ryota Murata," Martinez said. 

"Right now I have to think about August 21, if I do things right then on August 22 the phone will ring. If I don't do it right, then I will thank everyone and find myself a television series to act on. Let's see if I have the ability to do it, I will try with all of the desire in the world. What I want least is to get hit, and if I can do it with the movement of my legs.... it will be an unknown after six years, let's see how I respond."

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Comment by jonnyc420 on 08-09-2020

[QUOTE=KingOfGlory;20695122]Sadly I agree. He was never the same after that knee injury. I hope he goes out on a win, realizes he can call it a day, and rides off into the sunset on a high note.[/QUOTE] Pulling for the…

Comment by jonnyc420 on 08-09-2020

[QUOTE=edpboxing;20695086]I agree. At the very least, I hope he gets through the fight in two weeks healthy with a W, & realizes he shouldn’t continue.[/QUOTE] Yeah I feel the same, if he is gonna do it hopefully he gets the…

Comment by NC Uppercut on 08-08-2020

[QUOTE=Bronx23;20695335]That would actually be pretty good. I don't think Oscar will ever come back though. Even vs a guy like Sergio. He said years ago when he was training for a potential comeback that his body "wasnt responding" to the…

Comment by whollisboxing on 08-08-2020

[QUOTE=Bronx23;20695335]That would actually be pretty good. I don't think Oscar will ever come back though. Even vs a guy like Sergio. He said years ago when he was training for a potential comeback that his body "wasnt responding" to the…

Comment by GBP4LIFE on 08-08-2020

[QUOTE=hugh grant;20695392]Why wait so long?. Why not just take 2 years out why 6 years?[/QUOTE] Because knee injuries don’t simply improve with time. His hope was that medical procedures could drastically improve, which I doubt have occurred during these six…

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