Sergio Martinez Wants To End Career With a Win

By  Elisinio Castillo

Former WBC super welterweight and middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (51-3-2, 28KOs) stresses that he's still eager to returning to the ring, and he'll do whatever it takes to make that possible.

Martinez has been inactive since last June's tenth round TKO defeat to Miguel Cotto at New York's Madison Square Garden. The Argentine fighter has been dealing with various injrues over the last two years, with his knees being the worst.

“It was very difficult for me to make this decision [regarding the future of my career].  I want to retire from boxing with a victory but... if the doctors advise that it's retirement time, then I'll do it. For now I will have a month and a half of knee treatment in Spain, and another check up, which may very well be the conclusive one," Martinez told First Glove.

“I'll do whatever I can to be able to return to the ring. I'm struggling against the injuries of my body, and if my body allows me - you'll see me back in the ring soon. I still have lots of possibilities right now. I'm constantly working, either writing books or performing in the theater. I am also a boxing promoter. I have some activities in Spain and the United States with trusted  partners. I stay busy."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JoeKidd on 02-21-2015

Paulie Malignaggi. Go for it. Made for each other.

Comment by southpaw_07 on 02-21-2015

let him rematch Murray.. should be an easy win considering how mentally shot Murray looked tonight

Comment by bojangles1987 on 02-21-2015

2 years of injuries and surgeries before, more injuries and treatment since. He wasn't hurt doe.

Comment by mezoomozaa on 02-21-2015

He deserves it, I want to see him fighting GGG "seriously"

Comment by PeasantCrusha on 02-20-2015

Canelo V Sergio in June. Sergio UD.

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