Miguel Cotto’s chances against Sergio Martinez are probably slim. Martinez is likely too big and too skilled for Cotto, who never really shined at any point during his campaign north of 147. Cotto has had an exceptional boxing career and is surely a first ballot future HOF’er, but he is clearly on the downside and Martinez has the type of style that will befuddle Cotto. The boxing pride of Puerto Rico is biting off more than he can chew. If Martinez’s stamina is even close to what we are accustomed to seeing from him, this fight could be an absolute nightmare for Cotto where he endures a prolonged beating and may not even survive to see the final bell.
But who knows? This is boxing and one punch can change a fight, right? Maybe Martinez will show his age. Perhaps his long career has taken its toll and recent injuries will impact his performance. Or maybe Freddie Roach will have a magical ace up his sleeve, or perhaps Cotto will even have something left in the tank for a change over the last few rounds should he make it that far. There is even the possibility of a freak accident, a bad/controversial decision, or a botched call by the referee. Anything can happen in boxing, so maybe we shouldn’t be too quick to write Cotto off just yet. Continue reading
TODD duBOEF: I would like to welcome everyone to Miguel’s conference call. This fight is one we have all been waiting for. Obviously Miguel wants to show time and time again how great New York is and how passionate he is for the fans there and how he has created a great brand with the Puerto Ricans on Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend. But more importantly he has a goal to become the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world titles in four different divisions. In regards to the event, I’m not going to talk about Miguel and how he feels and how he is training – I’ll let Freddie and Miguel do that. Let’s talk about the event. As we went on sale, The Garden told us it was the fastest selling sporting event it has had in many years. The demand has been incredible. The match is right. The fans are behind both Sergio and Miguel and we know that The Garden is going to be electric the night of June 7. So, let’s go to Freddie and Miguel… Continue reading
NEW YORK, NY / MIAMI FL (5/20/14) – World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son, SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ, along with promoter Lou DiBella, held an international media conference all earlier today in anticipation of his upcoming world title defense and the most eagerly anticipated boxing event of 2014 against three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico, MIGUEL COTTO.
Below are a few quick notes from the call. A complete transcript to follow.
SERGIO MARTINEZ: My knee is feeling great and I have been running in the mornings. I haven’t felt this good in a very long time. Continue reading
Fight fans eager for a unique inside look at the red-hot June 7th HBO Pay-Per-View® world middleweight championship battle between superstars Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez, the 160-pound lineal champ, should mark their calendars to catch an all-new edition of “Face Off,” starring the two prizefighters. “Face Off With Max Kellerman: Cotto/Martinez” debuts immediately following the BOXING AFTER DARK® presentation on HBO.
Moderated by Max Kellerman, “Face Off” is an insightful and often gripping interview session in which the two fighters square off and answer Kellerman’s questions. In this edition the two fighters address each other in an intense exchange on a host of burning topics. Continue reading
LONDON (May 16) – This summer’s eagerly anticipated showdown between superstars Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation.
‘The Channel of Champions’ has once again proved its punching power by landing the mega middleweight world title clash on June 7th at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York.
This follows an incredible 2014 which has seen the world’s best boxing channel air a host of leading matchups including Floyd Mayweather’s toe-to-toe superfight with Marcos Maidana, plus Manny Pacquiao’s sensational ring return against Tim Bradley.
The addition of Martinez’s defence of his WBC middleweight crown against a rejuvenated Cotto, to the BoxNation calendar, offers fight fans the chance to see two of boxing’s biggest names go at it in a genuine 50-50 fight. Continue reading
In this boxing video, Miguel Cotto talks about his June 7th bout with Sergio Martinez, how training with Manny Pacquiao was and how Freddie Roach changed him as a fighter.
Three-time world champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico will be facing WBC world Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez on Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden. Continue reading
“Danny Garcia, Mauricio Herrera, Deontay Wilder, and Floyd Mayweather Jr” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special “Golden Boy Dissention” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss the rumors of a possible Golden Boy Promotions fallout, as well as the big Puerto Rican fight card which featured Deontay Wilder, Danny Garcia, Daniel Jacobs, and Juanma Lopez.
The dynamic duo of “The Pugilist KOrner” will also discuss the rumors and allegations surrounding Floyd Mayweather Jr, as well as the successful performances of Vyacheslav Glazkov, Issac Chilemba, and Kermit Cintron, which were aired on NSC Sports Network last night in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Continue reading
This past Saturday night, Alfredo Angulo (22-4-0) stepped inside the ring with the hope of proving to boxing fans as well as himself, that he is ready to face and beat top competition, eager to confirm that by defeating Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (43-1-1). The outcome was something that most boxing fans did not see coming: an absolute physical as well as psychological domination of Angulo by Canelo.
Not only was Alvarez able to land solid combinations all night long, he got nothing in return from Alfredo, who seemed to struggle to deliver anything of value from bell to bell. Continue reading
March 10, 2014, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico – Three-time world champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico and WBC World Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez from Argentina pose during a press conference to kick-off their national media tour. Cotto and Martínez announced their eagerly-anticipated World Middleweight Championship collision which will take place on Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden. Both fighters will continue their media tour to New York on Tuesday and conclude in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions, Top Rank®, DiBella Entertainment and Sampson Boxing, in association with Maravilla Box, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, the Cotto – Martínez World Middleweight Championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Continue reading
While we fight fans must sit and endure Floyd Mayweather’s silly games of not doing the right thing and announcing who he will fight next, another great fight was today announced as official: middleweight king Sergio Martinez will, as has been expected for some time, face former 140-pound, 147-pound and 154-pound ruler Miguel Cotto.
The fight will take place at a 159-pound catch-weight, just a pound below the middleweight limit, and will take place at Madison Square Garden during the weekend of the annual Puerto Rican Day parade. So, Cotto can expect a ton of fan support and fight fans can expect a potentially explosive fight that will go out on HBO pay-per-view, but can Cotto realise his dream of making history and become the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world titles at four different weights? Continue reading