He did get bested in his last fight in Argentina…But that was then, this now. Cotto is gonna get his head knocked off!! Have a nice day…Posted May 26, 2014 4:12 am
Martinez is old and rickety. He better bring his Geritol. Cotto’s timing is perfect. Martinez would have lost his last fight anywhere but Argentina.Posted May 25, 2014 11:45 pm
Whomever said that “Trout is faster than Martinez” is crazy Martinez was FAST as a 154 pounder and he is FAST as a 160 pounder its his edge in the division because he lacks bulk relative to the Chavez Jr’s and Barkers…Cotto is NOT and never will be a defensive genius, Miguel is a HOFER and he has faced a SLEW of top talent but if Sergios knee and stamina are even 90% I don’t see Cotto’s avenue to victory he is outgunned and he is traditionally not that hard to hit or get bleeding… I like both guys and want to see a good scrap, but Martinez is rightly the favorite, when in trouble against BIGGER men, Murray, Chavez, Pavlik and Williams Martinez showed a Champions character and dug deep…Posted May 25, 2014 1:39 pm
Martinez by UD. Cotto brave but Martinez fast on the outside, would pepper Cotto with shots.Posted May 25, 2014 1:26 pm
@CORRECTAMUNDO Very “versatile” how you can kiss Boxtra’s a** and YOURS at the same time!! I bet he can predict when he’s gonna fart in your mouth!!Posted May 25, 2014 1:08 pm
Martinez, size matters.Posted May 25, 2014 1:06 am
Maybe this is a fight to compare GBp fighter to top rank, true cotto lost to trout, he won the early to middle le rounds but lost the ending rounds, trouts was faster, Martinez isn’t as fast as trouts and he not as flexible counter punching back. He also hold his right hand low, bad mistake, cotto does well vs lefty.
S/hit roach just said in short cotto is the better fighter inside and he will be stronger and pushing the fight inside. That just what
Now if that the game plan and cotto can do this 12 round he can win. Now wonder if I should stay with Martinez, I also love the underdog, very hard choosing the winner of this fight correctl. Logically
I Favor Martinez to win if his kness hold up. I do think Cotto could be a live underdog. Im going to make my official prediction when I see the weigh in. Cotto is the best fighter Martinez has ever faced.Posted May 24, 2014 10:01 pm
I believe Martinez is going to make Cotto quit in 9 rounds or less.Posted May 24, 2014 7:37 pm
I hope Cotto knocks his ass out but the reality is Martinez boxing Cotto’s head off.Posted May 24, 2014 6:14 pm
boxtra, stfu you brain rotted idiot with a limp dick
everyone knows all your aliases because they all sound as stupid as youPosted May 24, 2014 3:06 pm
FROMPosted May 24, 2014 2:52 pm
Boxtradamus is the GREATEST at tbis time and perhaps ALL time!!! The predictions speak for themselves! LOOK Deeper and dont let hate BLIND ourselves grom the. FACTS!!!Posted May 24, 2014 2:52 pm
Anonymous, Well actually, Cotto was actually a chubby kid, one of the reasons he began going to the gym in the first place. His father and uncle trained his older brother and others at the Caguas Bairoa Gym.Posted May 24, 2014 1:39 pm
TUMBO Q-vo carnal! I get ya. And yep, we’re pretty much on the same page on this one. Cotto IS the underdog here and rightfully so. If Cotto makes it close fight it would kind’a surprise me. Gotta keep it real. My hopes is that the Martinez that we saw in 3 out of his four fights will enter the ring that night. If the Martinez that we witnessed vs Chavez Jr shows up then… it will be a long hard night for Miguel. Paz Carnal!! peace to all!! GO COTTO!!Posted May 24, 2014 12:26 pm
@Boxtradamas…who wants to compare to a brag artist who gets it right 10pct. of the time. Have a nice day…Posted May 24, 2014 11:04 am
Cotto will not get stopped this time. He will be knocked out this time. Have a nice day…Posted May 24, 2014 11:01 am
REALITY CHECK-Nope. I’m a TRUTH teller, a FACT stater, and the GREATEST Fight Prophet. I couldn’t leave that one out. And there is no ome.who can compare! !Posted May 24, 2014 10:58 am
Pac stopped miguel,can Martinez do the same to put him in that catagory.it is somewhat doubtfull.Ctto has someone now who is aged and has suffered injuries which may re appear in this hard fought battle.Martinez will have to either catch Cotto with a big sucker punch,and or,stay off the ropes and not let Ctto get close.If martinez can do that he may win.on the other hand if Cotto can be patient and wait for the moment martinez has rested on the the ropes in the mid rounds and feel the raeth of Cottos punches.Posted May 24, 2014 10:26 am
The Doctor-Its a GOOD thing that ignoring the TRUTH does not erase it. I remain as the GREATEST whether you ignore it or not.Posted May 24, 2014 9:59 am
Other than Martinez having a punchers chance, this will be a thorough beat down by Cotto similar to when he fought Judah. The Garden will be rocking again that night.Posted May 24, 2014 9:30 am
Ez E, hey glad to hear from someone who knows details..it was right after Cotto had been in an accident that his trainer was asked about Cotto making weight so soon after mishap…anyway been a fan since i saw Cotto in his first pro fight, bottom line is that Martinez is not one of those huge middleweights that weighs 175 at fight time and Cotto has an outside chance if he boxes well for 12 roundsPosted May 24, 2014 9:24 am
Q-vo EZ E. my comparison is an effort to understand the Martinez matchup not a direct comparison between Jr. and Cotto. without Jr’s. size, bulk, power, stamina, and grit, the undersized and outgunned Cotto is the conspicuous underdog going into this bout. as far as skills(?), Martinez and Cotto are roughly even in this orthodox (Cotto) v. unorthodox (Martinez) matchup but the anticipated size mismatch figures to stifle Cotto’s ability to impose his skills-set on Martinez. IMO, he will be defeated trying . . . Peace to EZ E.Posted May 24, 2014 9:11 am
Bostradamus = lonely. That makes a lot of sense and explains much!Posted May 24, 2014 8:33 am
@Boxtradumas and Correctamundo are Lovers
Well at least SOMEBODY loves me.Posted May 24, 2014 7:55 am
Boxtradumas & Correctamundo are Lovers!
“Boxtra IS truly the GREATEST fight prophet EVER born!!! To bad 90%!of this board does not recognize his GREATNESS!!!”
Wrong! 99% of this board KNOW enough to recognize an over-ego’ed lame and lonely fan of mediocre boxing wits. The only one that agrees with YOU is YOU!Posted May 24, 2014 7:50 am
Boxtra is the light entertainment, so let him go. We all get a good laugh from him, he’s ‘armless. Just last week he was crying in his posts that eastside is not the nice place it used to be, he’s on this rant abt disciples using his name whenever he is wrong. Boxtra, if this wasn’t a nice site you’d be continuously attacked for your childishness. However, you are tolerated like a baby at a restaurant.Posted May 24, 2014 5:38 am
Boxtra IS truly the GREATEST fight prophet EVER born!!! To bad 90%!of this board does not recognize his GREATNESS!!!Posted May 24, 2014 1:54 am
REALITY you’re wasting your on this turd. he’s esb’s most exposed liar. ignore him as many others do.Posted May 24, 2014 1:18 am
@Boxtradumas There you go again. Your a pitiful joke and a terrible liar. And a feeble coward, I couldn’t leave that one out. Do you want to see YOUR Chavez vs Vera comment. Oh, that’s “right”, it “wasn’t” you. Next!!Posted May 24, 2014 12:29 am
REALITY CHECK-Most of those predictions and the post below ME right now is MY disciples. I DID pick Garcia with the WIN over Herrera and I was CORRECT yet again on that. The MISMATCH was Garcia’s power shots vs. Herrera’s Jab. CORRECT again.
I never made any predictions on Stivierne OR EITHER Chavez Jr. vs. Vera. Thats called you WISHING that I was a POOR a Fight predictor as MY disciple IS.
I DID take Bradley over Provodnikov BAM!!! Right again!!!
You’re posting alot of MY WINS there. I THANK you for that. Just learn how to tell the difference between MY disciples style and MINE. I can be imitated but NEVER duplicated!!!
That’s why I remain as the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!!
OH and I’ve predicted MANY upsets CORRECTLY but I don’t want to celebrate old WINS. I like celebrating the NEW ones!!! Can’t to take a TOAST to Martinez’s MERCIFUL stoppage WIN!!!!Posted May 23, 2014 9:07 pm
Reality Check. YOU live up to your name bacause YOU need ONE. Those predictions were my lowly DISCIPLES!!! Nothing that they predict cannot change the FACT that I am the GREATEST fight prophet there IS the GREATEST fight priphet there WAS and the GREATEST fight prophet there EVER will be born!!!Posted May 23, 2014 7:49 pm
@ANONYMOUS No, I doubt that. Cotto’s original trainer was his uncle, Evangelista Cotto, whom I know quite well, having assisted him in the corners of his fighters and in opposite corners as well, it’s goes with the game. Anyway, Cotto never fought above 147Lbs while with him. They parted ways before the Clottey fightPosted May 23, 2014 4:22 pm
Heard Cotto’s original trainer once mention that Miguel had fought at 154 before, without any technical problems, this at the start of his career. Don’t know if amatuer or pro, but 160 is the dividing line between the big guys and the small guys.Posted May 23, 2014 4:00 pm
TUMBO!! Q-vo mi pana!! Well.. comparing Chavez vs Martinez and Martinez vs Cotto are two different animals. Chavez Jr was a BIG Middle and Cotto is a rather small 154Lb’er, as you yourself once said. As far as talent, we all know that Junior falls way short of Cotto, especially if we realistically breakdown his fights with Vera and losing ALL of the first 11 rounds vs Martinez. I honestly don’t see how anyone can attempt to hype up Junior on that ONE final round. And even mentioning a Cotto vs Chavez Jr fight is a waste, Junior will NEVER make 160Lbs again. Now as for Martinez vs Cotto… we’re pretty much on the same page. Now, what I’ve noticed is that Cotto will never get full credit if he happens to pull off the upset. It will be that “Sergio never fully recovered” or “Age defeated Sergio, not Cotto” or whatever may come to mind. One thing for sure is that Cotto is no 160Lb’er, won’t hang with the CREAM of the division, although Quillin is no world beater himself. Looking back on 3 of his last 4 defenses vs Baker, Macklin and Murray, how good has Martinez looked?? Are we to say that ALL THREE sub par performances were due to injuries?? Was he only injury free for Chavez Jr? Although he did manage to claim a minor injury after that one too. Before each of those fights he declared himself 100% fit and injury free and then after a less than steller/disappointing showing he suddenly was injured?? ALL FOUR TIMES?? hmmm… Personally, my patriotic pride will be aligned with Cotto but… my mind says Martinez. ahhh… I hope my patriotic pride kicks my mind’s a**!! LOL!! Paz y respeto Carnal. Peace to all!Posted May 23, 2014 4:00 pm
“unless Sergio cracks a hip this is going to be a smash up job on Cotto” (lol). funny but that is the wildcard factor in this matchup. a healthy and rested Martinez imposes his obvious size and power advantages and Cotto gets severely punished trying to get inside Martinez’s guard. not to mention that Cotto’s stamina remains suspect and perhaps even moreso carrying the extra weight. it’ll be interesting while it lasts but i continue to see a healthy Martinez outgunning and outlasting Cotto for the TKO win.
Posted May 23, 2014 3:01 pm
There were “Rumors/ whispers” that Sergio was struggling with his movements at sparing sessions but I think that is fabricated to build the fight up more to the public.
There is no way Cotto can dig or push Sergio around on the inside and on the outside he is just as screwed.
On paper the cards are all stacked for Sergio and with this being boxing all it takes is one good flush shot and Cotto could Shock us.
My cash is on Sergio and also on Cotto not making it to the final round.
Enjoy the long weekend my boxing family.Posted May 23, 2014 3:34 pm
“unless Sergio cracks a hip this is going to be a smash up job on Cotto” (lol). funny but that is the wildcard factor in this matchup. a healthy and rested Martinez imposes his obvious size and power advantages and Cotto gets severely punished trying to get inside Martinez’s guard. not to mention that Cotto’s stamina remains suspect and perhaps even moreso carrying the extra weight. it’ll be interesting while it lasts but i continue to see a healthy Martinez outgunning and outlasting Cotto for the TKO win.Posted May 23, 2014 3:01 pm
Tumbo – what up bro? I feel you on the Chavez fight, but if Jr. could crack Martinez imagine what Cotto can do. You got to admit he’s more skilled than Chavez, and he has way more discipline than him too. That’s always been my gripe about Chavez Jr. that he’s not a disciplined fighter. I just see Cotto putting on a boxing clinic against Martinez. I do think it will be a possible classic though. What say you?
Posted May 23, 2014 11:17 am
What up bro
He will be the smaller man and his first time over 154 …..ummmmm…..unless Sergio cracks a hip this is going to be a smash up job on Cotto.Posted May 23, 2014 2:45 pm
I’m with Te Tumbo on this one. Cotto has better skills than Chavez Jr. and I don’t see this as an easy fight for Martinez as some of you have alluded to. Also, as opposed to Chavez, Cotto is not intimidated by Martinez. Chavez had too much respect for Martinez going into the fight, which is one of the reason he was almost shutout during the fight.
I also think that Martinez’ age has caught up to him quickly and it will be a huge factor. I’m sure one of Roach’s fight plan is to test Martinez’ legs, which would be a smart thing to do. Cotto needs to move side-to-side, go to the body and push Martinez when inside.
Having said that, the main concern is whether or not Cotto can get inside. He needs to in order to be effective, but it’s not going to be a cakewalk.
This is a tough fight to call. Can Cotto be effective at 160? And, does Martinez still have enough to weather the storm? We all can speculate, but won’t know for sure until June 7.Posted May 23, 2014 2:19 pm
straight right- Sorry to basically repeat your post:) I guess we were thinking along the same liners but I missed reading your post thoroughly.Posted May 23, 2014 1:11 pm
Te Tumbo- I agree that Martinez has every physical advantage, but Cotto is- by far- the better boxer, especially on the inside. Historically Cotto has been able to find and get to faster fighters: Judah, Malinaggi, Mosley, even Pac and Floyd… so he will not have problems finding Martinez.
@ Tumbo – I’m good bro. Just waiting for this early work day to end. I think Cotto’s relentless effort and skills will be the X-factor here. Not to mention Sergio has less in the tank. He hasn’t had the best performances as of lately. Plus Cotto brings an Olympic pedigree and better competition under his great resume. That will be the difference here despite his physical disadvantages. It’s cliche, but skills pay the bills for this one. Sergio is a lot like Roy Jones with his amazing athleticism, and we all know what happened once his athleticism was on the decline. I don’t think Sergio has the same explosiveness and athleticism as before. Cotto by way of boxing clinic to set up the Jr. ME clash PR VS MEXICO.Posted May 23, 2014 11:54 am
what’s up STRAIGHT RIGHT? i say that Cotto is an undersized and undergunned middleweight with none of Jr’s. size, chin, or punching attributes. i seriously doubt he’ll be able to consistently tag an unorthodox and southpaw Martinez who specializes in presenting awkward angles and countering with powershots. many of which i anticipate will gradually wear down, buckle, and TKO Cotto. however, the wildcard will be how much Martinez has left in the tank and just how sturdy his mainframe remains. like i said, i imagined seeing parts flying during those final two rounds v. Jr. squeaks, rattles, and holes may very well be exploited by an always strong and relentless Cotto.Posted May 23, 2014 11:40 am
This is a vey interesting fight. Cotto by stoppage.Posted May 23, 2014 11:30 am
Tumbo – what up bro? I feel you on the Chavez fight, but if Jr. could crack Martinez imagine what Cotto can do. You got to admit he’s more skilled than Chavez, and he has way more discipline than him too. That’s always been my gripe about Chavez Jr. that he’s not a disciplined fighter. I just see Cotto putting on a boxing clinic against Martinez. I do think it will be a possible classic though. What say you?Posted May 23, 2014 11:17 am
Kato – I completely agree it’s a toss em fight, but I think Miguel has the better well-rounded skill set and experience here. He’s danced around with PAC and Mayweather and more than held his own. I don’t think Martinez will do anything that Cotto hasn’t dealt with before. Sure he’s bigger and possibly stronger, but I think he has less in the tank than Cotto. Moreover, Miguel can defend way better than the majority of Martinez’ opponents. My gut says Cotto by SD.Posted May 23, 2014 11:11 am
I think this will be a spectacular fight. Cotto’s staying relevant and Martinez needs to look good. So it’s a pick-em fight for me. I have no idea who will win this one?Posted May 23, 2014 10:08 am
i imagined seeing bolts and rivets popping off of Martinez’s joints during those last two rounds v. Jr. a 15-rounder would’ve been interesting. anyway, if he’s physically recovered from that win, he should be able to make easy work of Cotto. every advantage is his from size to power to style to confidence. after all, i don’t imagine that Martinez would’ve turned down a guaranteed $10 million to face Canelo.Posted May 23, 2014 9:40 am
Reality Check, thanks for that, homie. I’ve been wanting to put a reality check on this fool but always considered it a damn waste of my good time. He goes into petty a** denial, will stoop to lying by ridiculously twisting and rearranging his flawed comments. No backbone, a sissified punk! But like you said… “You’d be lost without your “audience”, you need US more that we need YOU.” True dat, Dawg, true dat!Posted May 23, 2014 8:50 am
“Talk is irrelevant. Martinez by MERCIFUL stoppage.”
@Boxtradamus: Another “great” prediction?? You said of the Garcia vs Herrera fight, remember?:
And of the Chavez vs Vera II, remember that one?”:
By the way, YOU predicted that Chavez would BRUTALLY BEAT DOWN Vera in their first fight. Remember? Way da’ go dude!
And that Marquez would stop Alvarado….
You LIED by saying you PICKED Stiverne by kayo when you actually NEVER named/picked a winner:
I can name many more but I have to go to work. But when I come back, how many more do you want?
Do you want to see more of your other “predictions,”? Ruslan vs Bradley? Broner vs Maidana? If you want more, just ask, I got quite a few. You do rather well picking FAVORITES, and you have a habit of occasionally blowing them too, but.. that’s as far as your “talent” take you. I respect that Lion King guy and others because they pick more UPSET winners than the average poster. Even Tark picks more long shots than you or is closer to the truth about how the events of the fights will actually go about. But I’m sure you’ll continue to “entertain” us. You’d be lost without your “audience”, you need US more that we need YOU. Not a prediction, only the truth. Can you live with it?
By the way, you picking Martinez isn’t a great prediction, rather ordinary. Let’s see how close you come to the “merciful” part. Those you usually get wrong.Posted May 23, 2014 8:18 am
Cotto is in trouble.Posted May 23, 2014 5:13 am
First time ere
Who under rates Cottos boxing skills? You don’t fluke your way to the career he has had…and lets face it he’s won a title or two…a fight or two and made a buck or two.Posted May 23, 2014 4:17 am
Talk is irrelevant. Martinez by MERCIFUL stoppage.Posted May 23, 2014 12:51 am