Cotto vs. Martinez
When a fight like Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez is right around the corner, boxing fans brace themselves for not only a tremendous fight, but a bloody war as well.
Both fighters are thrilling, both have a burning desire for victory, and both are willing to fight each other’s fight. Having said that, there are some clear stylistic and strategic differences in both men, and I believe that it will be the style of boxing that will win this fight for Sergio Martinez.
While we all know Cotto to be an extraordinary warrior with a heart unmatched my most, he is still the type of boxer that requires there to be a brawl, or at least a few power exchanges now and then. Don’t get me wrong, he is as experienced and smart as any, but his hunger and aggression often belittles everything else. Continue reading
HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 18 Sports Emmy® Awards, returns for its 20th boxing installment with 24/7 COTTO/MARTINEZ, it was announced by Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports. Debuting SATURDAY, MAY 31 (11:15-11:45 p.m. ET/PT), the behind-the-scenes series follows two elite fighters as they prepare for their middleweight title showdown June 7 at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. The series will also be presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Continue reading
Today! Friday, June 6 at 2:30 P.M. ET – The Theater at Madison Square Garden
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* Streamed Live at 2:30 P.M. ET via www.toprank.tv *
The final face-off between three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO and World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ, before their world championship rumble, will take place at the Official Weigh-In Tomorrow! Friday, June 6, in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading
NEW YORK (June 6, 2014) – One day before three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO challenges World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ, opinions are flying on who will emerge victorious. Below, please find some select celebrity predictions. Cotto vs. Martínez will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, Saturday, June 7, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, from the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden.
“Both are excellent fighters. And most have Martinez winning this match. And no disrespect to Sergio – who I love, but are you kidding me? How can I not root for my fellow Boricua?! I’d be run outta town! Win, lose or draw, Miguel Cotto!”
– Rosie Perez Continue reading
So many questions linger in the lead up for the HBO PPV battle between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez broadcasting live from Madison Square Garden this Saturday night.
Will Cotto’s face hold up under constant fire from accurate combination punching of Maravilla? Can Martinez make it through a whole fight without his knee flaring up? Is Sergio Martinez’s career already Hall of Fame worthy or does he need to secure a win against Miguel Cotto to help him get over that hump?
Age is more of a factor for Sergio but physically even with Martinez’s recent string of injuries, Miguel’s fighter body may be the more shopworn of the two having engaged in many brutal wars over the years. Continue reading
Saturday’s HBO Pay-Per-View telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with fights from the “Mecca of Boxing” – Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The main event of the evening features a battle for the middleweight championship of the world when former three-division world champion Miguel Cotto and current middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez meet in a 159-pound fight scheduled for 12 rounds.
Official Weights from New York:
Miguel Cotto: 155 lbs.
Sergio Martinez: 158.8 lbs. Continue reading
The World Boxing Council and the Nevada Community Foundation wish to recognize and sincerely thank the promoters of this great fight extravaganza – Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, Sampson Lewkowicz, Miguel Cotto Promotions, and Maravilla Boxing Promotions, who have announced that they will donate a dollar to the “Jose Sulaiman Boxers Fund” for each ticket sold. Continue reading
FREDDIE ROACH: “Winning this fight will be bout ring generalship. Miguel must keep himself in good position and control the ring. This is what we have worked on for nine weeks in training camp. Miguel never knew how to do this before we began working on it. Miguel will have to cut the ring off, stay off the ropes and stay out of the corners. He now knows how to do it. He is a great student and one of the most disciplined fighters I have ever trained.
“Sergio is in over his head on this one. We worked on fighting southpaws and have it down to a science now. Miguel will have no trouble with Sergio’s style.
“Working opposite Miguel with Manny Pacquiao gave me great insight to Miguel’s flaws. It taught me his weaknesses and during this camp I was able to eliminate them.. Continue reading
World champion Sergio Martinez believes the only reason Miguel Cotto has chosen to fight him is because he thinks he is over the hill.
The WBC middleweight kingpin puts his title on the line against the Puerto Rican legend at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on BoxNation this Saturday night, with Martinez of the belief that Cotto only took the fight because he believes the Argentine is past his best.
Cotto is attempting to make history by becoming his nation’s first four-weight world champion when he makes the move up to the 160 pound division, but Martinez, who contentiously overcame Britain’s Martin Murray in his last outing, says he is in for a rude awakening. Continue reading