monzon. a real beast.Posted June 7, 2014 1:25 pm
“i need more resume than that”
it’s coming tonight. if you still need more get ggg or floyd to fight him.
you would need more resume on monzon.Posted June 7, 2014 12:27 pm
Cotto is gonna get his head knocked off!!!! Have a nice day!Posted June 7, 2014 3:53 am
I need more resume than that…Posted June 7, 2014 3:02 am
Martinez by TKO or KO…………………Posted June 7, 2014 1:45 am
martinez is not being inflated. he’s the real dealPosted June 7, 2014 1:26 am
“i see only pavlik and Williams as high level on his resume.”
how about chavez? jr was unbeaten at 46-0, a world champ, and 6’0″ x 180. i didn’t see any huge natural middleweights hagler fought who went unbeaten that long
pavlik had never been beaten at 160. williams avenged his only loss with a 1st round ko.Posted June 7, 2014 1:23 am
As I did. LOL.Posted June 7, 2014 12:01 am
Surely you jest hyping the top level of Murry, Chavez Jr., Barker, and Dzinziruk ?? Surely that is comedic attempt?
I see only pavlik and Williams as high level on his resume. Perhaps my standards are higher than yours. LOL.
Pavlik mind you was still recovering from his Hopkins encounter. He was a psychologically shattered man after that fight. He did well middle rounds against Martinez before getting abused.
I think Martinez a fine fighter. But don’t let your like of the man inflate his resume.Posted June 6, 2014 11:32 pm
Paul Williams beat a plaster fisted Margarito. Cotto lost to a plaster fisted Margarito. Martinez put Williams in a mini-coma. The only fighter to put Paul out.
I feel Martinez never really lost in 55 fights. Not bad for someone with limited amateur experience, who didn’t pull on a glove until his 20’s, and battled bad knees for his last 2 fights.Posted June 6, 2014 10:25 pm
My thoughts too JeffC.
Heart = Cotto, Head = MaravillaPosted June 6, 2014 9:53 pm
Whatever some of the posters are saying on here, Cotto does have the skills, ability and fighting heart to win, however, as much as I admire him, and hope he wins, I feel that Martinez may be to big for him, he seems really small for a middleweight,but, best of luck Miguel.Posted June 6, 2014 8:04 pm
You can throw out the Cheato-Martinez fight.. It wasn’t legitimate.. Martinez showed classic signs of being hammered by plastered wraps in that fight.
That is the ONLY time in 55 professional fights that Martinez has EVER been stopped… The only time he ever came CLOSE to being stopped. Martinez wasn’t hit that hard, but every time he was grazed he was shook to his booties. When grazing punches hurt you, that’s the classic sign of loaded gloves.
In the 4 fights Cheato had since Nazim Richardson exposed him as the Master of Plaster — just in time to save Mosley from a bludgeoning – Cheato has been hammered out twice, lost 3 times, and scores ZERO (0) stoppages.
All of Cheato Rito’s stoppages are suspect… Once a cheat…always a cheat.Posted June 6, 2014 6:39 pm
Argy Bargy, I’m with you on that one. Why doesn’t Marinez own up and comes out of the closet?Posted June 6, 2014 5:42 pm
I’ll be there rooting for my man Cotto, win or lose. My head says he should lose. My heart says Cotto has a chance. Vamos Cotto!Posted June 6, 2014 5:41 pm
I hope Martinez wears a sheath with his boyfriends.Posted June 6, 2014 5:36 pm
Cotto will be Martínez bi+chPosted June 6, 2014 5:20 pm
Yeah he is gonna have to deliver his punches and avoid the return fire from Sergio, and that’s the problem in my eyes.. That said this is a true fight fans fight there is gonna be plenty of contact…Posted June 6, 2014 5:17 pm
Punches!Posted June 6, 2014 5:08 pm
Probably. At least he won’t be carrying around extra weight. But the power difference will probably be big, if SM can sit down on his pinches.Posted June 6, 2014 5:07 pm
Cotto weighed in at 155, he is small for MW and its likely gonna show.Posted June 6, 2014 5:02 pm
Hmm for that matter Margarito walked down Martinez too. Except for he did it faster against Martinez.Posted June 6, 2014 5:01 pm
Hidalgo, my point was that Martinez is still gonna be quick enough to catch up to Cotto in my estimation and he is gonna hit him harder than possibly he has been hit in a VERY long time if ever.. Again hoping for the bestPosted June 6, 2014 4:39 pm
I agree that Sergio is NOT and likely will NEVER be 100% again.. That said if he is 87% and fights smart he should be able to handle Cotto who is not an elusive fighter and was walked down by a frightfully slow Margarito at his peak.!Posted June 6, 2014 3:00 pm
Cotto’s shortness may actually give him good angles. He must come forward and drive Sergio to the ropes and be aggressive and try to step on Martinez front foot and injure him.Posted June 6, 2014 2:17 pm
These PPV are ridiculous.Posted June 6, 2014 1:53 pm
Miguel Cotto will pull off the upset. He is the better all around technical fighter albeit against a bigger, moving, southpaw boxer like Sergio Martinez. The pro Puerto Rican Cotto crowd is going to be electric and give Cotto that energy boost and resilience he had in his younger days. Cotto is going to have to put on smart pressure and go to the body always being careful not to get caught. Martinez is old in terms of boxing. Those legs won’t last for 12 rugged rounds. His inactivity will affect his timing and reflexes in a tough fight. He’s been off over a year. He looks soft to me. Once those legs can’t carry him and they break down, he will be another old Roy Jones Jr. Great athletes, but never learned how to fight in the trenches and they never took chances. Martinez will be a punching bag for Cotto to terrorize. The first 5 rounds will be very important for Cotto not to get caught. Martinez will begin to wear out around the 6th round and will be stopped in the later rounds. Miguel Cotto puts it together one last time. And yes, I’m betting with my heart on this one. Go Cotto!Posted June 6, 2014 1:23 pm
SREDMOND, thanks. I like to mix it up a little but every now and then and take the underdog. I’m doing the same thing for the Provodnikov/Algerie fight next week, although for different reasons. In any case, regardless if who wins tomorrow night, it should be a good night of boxing.Posted June 6, 2014 1:22 pm
Tomato Can, I give you credit for going with Cotto even though on a sentimental level I would like to see him reel off a BIG win against a name opponent like Martinez.. I think enough of Martinez will be in that ring to cause Cotto some real issues, Sergio has HEART he showed it many times against Williams, Pavlik, Barker, Murray and Chavez I just don’t know if Cotto has enough mustard to really hurt him, but I am confident that enough direct hits from Martinez will but Miguel wide open..Posted June 6, 2014 12:06 pm
I see right hooks and straight lefts by Martinez working, and Cotto’s jab working well. But I also see Martinez’s jab working and eventually see him mastering the tricky angles and delivery on Cotto’s jab.
Pavlik is the only guy I saw jab Martinez and Kelly had a mile of reach on him. By the middle rounds Martinez adjusted to the reach and height disparity. He took over with his speed and power.
This fight rides on Martinez’s physical condition. How much speed will Martinez produce? He’s 39 years old, but I don’t believe that’s a big deal. Age is a number. It’s the condition of your body that counts — and how hard you can drive it in training camp. Sergio needs to be able to force a destructive pace like he did in his earlier title fights.
I believe he just had a super bad night against Martin Murray, who I had beating him 115-111… I expect the real Sergio Martinez to be back for this fight — and fight better than he has for his last couple of fights.Posted June 6, 2014 11:59 am
COTTO all day! Martinez will run…Posted June 6, 2014 11:01 am
Martinez has had a good career. But right now he’s the weakest link at 160, which is precisely why Cotti is fighting him. This is a calculated move, and at 40 with injuries to over come and less talent than Cotto this might be a fight Cotto can actually win. I’m taking Cotto, even though my first thought when looking at this fight was that Cotto was going to take a beating to land a good shot here and there…. I can still see that happening but this fight is kind of stacked against that. So we’ll see.Posted June 6, 2014 10:57 am
Yeah but Cotto was applying that pressure against a guy who was 150 fight night maybe and is not really going for the KO, if you not the last round Floyd almost planted Cotto on his face… Martinez is gonna be 170 pounds at least the night of the fight and he is gonna be hitting harder than Floyd Mayweather… This is a VERY tough fight for Cotto if Sergios knee holds up…Posted June 6, 2014 10:19 am
Cotto doesn’t stand a chance.Posted June 6, 2014 10:13 am
I have Cotto by KO rd 6. With the way he handled Mayweather(while taking a loss) he might just knock Sergio out lol Cotto was beast at 154. Can’t forget Cotto rehydrated to 160+ after the weigh-in so we were pretty much looking at the Cotto as of today. The pressure Cotto gave Mayweather was more precise then I’ve seen since the Castillo fight, so imo there’s no way in hell Sergio will have Mayweathers speed, technicality, head movement and footwork.Posted June 6, 2014 9:53 am
Brazilian Boxing Fan
I believe Martinez will beat Cotto.Posted June 6, 2014 9:51 am
Hands off mikes wife if your at the fight !Posted June 6, 2014 9:29 am
Bill S. Preston Esq.
Cotto by late brutal KO….Posted June 6, 2014 8:42 am
We all forget that ever since cotto’s dad died he hasn’t been the same style of boxing. All them different trainers makes a differents on boxing. But (MI GENTE WILL STAND UP) ft.bragg n.c . Yo soy boriquaPosted June 6, 2014 8:22 am
Everybody forgets that ever since cotto’s dad died he hasn’t been the same. All them different trainers he had ever since change his style. But we just have to wait & see. If not we have the next boriqua to stand to the plate. Danny garcia ?Posted June 6, 2014 8:11 am