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Sergio Martinez: Ring Return is Not To Chase Canelo, Not Looking For Him

Six years after his last fight, former two division Sergio Martínez is planning for his ring return.

Martinez, who was last seen in action after getting knocked out by Miguel Cotto in 2014, wants to come back to boxing by the end of the year.

The Argentine star had been planning to fight again in June, but the coronavirus pandemic put those plans on hold when sporting events were paused in the country.


Back then, Martinez would have loved a showdown with Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Now at 45-years-old, Martinez makes it clear that he's not returning to the sport to chase down a payday with Canelo.

Martinez admits that during his final years in the sport, he was feeling a disconnect with the sport - and he believes that connection has finally come back.

After suffering several injuries, specifically to his knees, he decided to retire from the sport as the pain would hinder his work in the ring.

"The truth is that I had not considered the scenario of facing Canelo Alvarez , I thought a lot about my return but it was never for that reason. If it were, it would be great, but ultimately I am not looking for that fight,” Martinez told Erika Montoya.

"In my last two years in boxing I fought for commitment and I thought I had lost that connection with the sport, but now I feel that he is different and that is why I do not look for Canelo as my option. I'm more focused on fighting and enjoying what that means."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by jmrf4435 on 06-01-2020

yes because canelo would take your life with a left hook

Comment by archiemoore1 on 06-01-2020

I can't imagine his knee being good enough for the ring after how bad it was before

Comment by markther on 06-01-2020

Can we just start a new boxing federation or association for fighters 40 & over already. Jeez Louise, stay retired already if your not a major player. Only the exceptions to the rule like Manny currently or Floyd & BHOP…

Comment by Slyguy_420 on 05-31-2020

I totally think Canelo should offer SERGIO the fight, in an unranked exhibition match. So they could even make catch weight, if Saul wanted to be nice. Not sure how his deal with DAZN works but, a fight is a…

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 05-31-2020

Sergio relied on his legs as his main defense he looked terrible against Cotto and Murray and I saw videos of him training he reminded me of the way Lucas Browne looked when training for Dillian Whyte lmao and Sergio…

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