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Jake Lead Rights

More, Money, More, Money, More, Money….Remco….would you like to see him fight Couture or Kimbo Slice…LOL! Come on man Cotto over the hill? He’s seen some battles and after the first margarito fight he was left as some would say a little gimpy but no way is he over the hill. Mayweather is smaller but he too needs to step up. And Tipple G someone needs to grow some Tenatas and meet him in the ring. Paul Williams was once the most feared and so was Margarito and we saw how Sergio handled PW and his loss to Cheato there may aswell be an astrick next to it. We can always come up with some reasons why he’s too big, too slow, too dumb, etc. but in the end I like to just see him fight. I don’t want to see him fight bumbs i want to see some legit contenders and champions. Right now he’s the hot ticket some fighters will want some of that action and lose or gain weight to meet him in the ring. Peace Bro.

Posted September 25, 2012 1:53 pm 


Hidalgo

Heart and true grit.

Posted September 24, 2012 11:50 pm 


Zian

I couldn’t have said it any better

Posted September 24, 2012 8:49 pm 


SREDMOND

Ridiculous comment Floyd Mayweather has already come up from 130-154 and remained undefeated he is not obligated to face a full MW…. Better question is why won’t Martinez go to 168? I respect Sergios right to stay at 160 but the bigger man is ALWAYS gonna look questionable facing the smaller fighter… Mayweather has 2 fights at 154 and NEVER made the weight either time….Only fight Mayweather needs to make is Manny Pacquiao…

Posted September 24, 2012 8:40 pm 


remcos

Jake, if you still around. What I mean I’d love to see Martinez against real contenders, not tomato cans. Like I said, I do have respect to him, but let’s not pretend, he avoids toughest challenge. I do not even want to talk about Chaves, who else Mayweather brilliant, but much smaller size and not a big puncher, Cotto well over hill, Gales has no KO power, British club fighters ets. May be for somebody boxing about money, but for me it about enjoyment of sweet séance.
P.S. I strongly believe, Martinez already milloner.

Posted September 24, 2012 5:04 pm 


Dr. Bill

Martinez is a great fighter, and most great fighters lose fights, just as Martinez has. But consider his two losses: Margarito may well have been cheating, and the Williams fight was exceptionally close. In any event, both losses were against elite fighters.

Very hard to compare present fighters with fighters of the past. Certainly Zale and Cerdan were great champions, or all that they had losses. Cerdan was unlucky to have lost to LaMotta – his shoulder went out when he and La Motta wrestled to the ground. Besides, LaMotta was great too – the only fighter to defeat Robinson in his prime. Even when you.factor in Lamotta’s weight advantage, and the fact that Robinson beat him in their other matches, that is an accomplishment not to be ignored.

Posted September 24, 2012 2:50 pm 


Jake Lead Rights

Remco…so you won’t give a penny to see him so did you see him against Chavez? Not passing judgement just asking. Sergio is 37 years old and has shown to be better than what most gave him credit for not to mention as the author pointed out with the judges blatantly not giving him any rounds. Is and was one way to make him forgetable. But that didn’t happen because he did fight in a remarkable fashion. Here’s where I was going with when I brought up his age as we all know he has limited time and right now he’s much more marketable than some fighters. He and his promotors and others recognize that he is the current cash cow and why not see him fight Cotto, Mayweather, Canelo there’s no guarantee that he’ll win. And they are all in it to be champions and make money. Money is a big insentive I’m sure we can all agree on that. How they go about making money will be his legacy, will he go on to fight tomato cans or will he fight true contenders only time will tell. As for G3 that would be a good fight and the favored will probably be G3 but until the proposal presents its self we can only speculate.

Posted September 24, 2012 2:23 pm 


Jake Lead Rights

Tom…that’s what’s so remarkable about Sergio and what also sets him apart from the Cannabis Smokin Chavez. This is a man that is an International Athlete that has over come obstacles that few if even any have overcome. His back to back draw and loss are not easy to overcome and for some would’ve been unsurmountable. Some will discredit his win against an inebriating Pavlik but Kelly was able to make a small comeback in that fight but Sergio tightened his boxing shoe straps drew some inner strength to battle out his win. He knew in order to win the judges favor that he needed to overwhelm Kelly. Sergio knows how to market himself and has proven to show up as a professional in every fight. Even with the questionable decisions he’s had he responded like a gentleman and a professional.

Posted September 24, 2012 2:08 pm 


remcos

I have some limited respect to Martinez. But he avoided fight with Pirog and mark my words he will never ever never ever fight GGG. Rematch, double rematch, triple rematch with Chaves means easy fight big money; fight with Cotto means respectable name easy fight god money. Some people say – he deserve to get money now, No! He deserve only to fight the best, otherwise he is canning cherry picker. We deserve to see true champion against the best. To see him fight Chaves or Chaves like, I’ll not give a penny!

Posted September 24, 2012 1:34 pm 


WTF?

Heroine, Hashish and Cocaine are derived from Plants that grow out of the Ground as well.. An illegal Drug is an illegal Drug.. There are some people doing 30 years in Jail in the USA because they got caught 3 times with POT.. every heard of the Three strikes Law?? The only difference between Cocaine, Herione and Marijuana is the Delivery system…all three have Drugs in them aka Chemicals which alter the Brain… PCP is derived from POT.. that is as bad as any of the other drugs if not worse..

Posted September 24, 2012 1:02 pm 


Nicolino

Very true. He fought like a true champion even though whe could have held Chavez and kill the clock.

Posted September 24, 2012 12:44 pm 


TomHornIV

What is so impressive about Sergio is that no one ever gave him anything. He had to go out into the world, travel half way around it and make his success happen. Even when he had earned success they were taken from him. Yet he never gave up. Maravilla is the poster child for determination and going after your dream no matter what. He is in a class by himself.

Posted September 24, 2012 12:37 pm 


Alejo

Amen to that brother. I couldnt agree more

Posted September 24, 2012 12:30 pm 


Clown face

Here’s the thing guys, Genady golovokin can’t beat Sergio either. He is a plotting fighter. He hits like a mule but if you can’t find a guy then it’s game over. The guy he fought was VERY amateurish. I’m not impressed with that win. They need to put him in with Macklin to see where he really is, then if he stops Maclin with ease then the praise is justified. Other then that he is high risk low reward option for the best fighter in the world. I also wonder why Floyd won’t fight Segio at 154? Floyd for being as good as he is ,sure makes a lot of exuses.

Posted September 24, 2012 11:55 am 


Titopa

Agreed! The way he fought back (after being hurt) instead of holding proved that he has heart. He was not going to “wuss out”, he fought through it and won.

Posted September 24, 2012 11:23 am 


SREDMOND

Martinez gained alot of respect from me, he has a proven Champions heart because when hurt of faced with adversity he fights thru the pain and either gets his man out of there or gets the win…. He was badly hurt by the young and huge Chavez yet he pulled himself off the deck, kept fighting and did not lose a fight he had won handily for 11 rounds….This quality is not something that every boxer has the ability to elevate your game when needed…. Most greats have shown it when pushed to the wall…. Mayweather, SRL, Marquez, Hagler and JCC….. Martinez has a tremendous heart and this bout solidifies that reality for me….

Posted September 24, 2012 10:31 am 


Jake Lead Rights

Too early to give Sergio the ATG scepter but he is in the lead for it. As the author stated there’s no secret to how Sergios going to fight the questions are where are the punches going to come from? Sergios agility, speed and punching ferocity are heads above all in his division. I don’t see him moving up a weight class but I do see him going down to 154. And I have to make one last comment about his boxing style “Don’t fix what’s not broke”. He probably should make some adjustments but his boxing style suites him just fine.

Posted September 24, 2012 9:25 am 


lucito

i beg to disagree, he cant beat floyd, floyd will duck him.

Posted September 24, 2012 8:59 am 


WTF???

I would, he’s a pussee who’s been avoiding guys his size and Mandatories like Cuban Lara.. fights only smaller, older, shot fighters.. cream puffs… so yes it would surprise me if Canelo grew a set of balls and actually fought top guys his size for once in his Bogus Padded career…

Posted September 24, 2012 8:56 am 


WTF???

It’s illegal, and its a Drug. Plenty of people addicted to it who can’t stop.. if you’re smoking Pot before a huge fight then you’re hooked aka a Drug Addict.. also just the fact that he would do these illegal drugs like Pot and use Dieuretics show’s the guys true Character.. he’s a cheat and a low life.. besides being a moron…

Posted September 24, 2012 8:53 am 


kilrain

one word: GOLOVKIN

Posted September 24, 2012 7:24 am 


WTF???

Out on his feet implies Martinez was in La La Land.. and could not defend himself.. and was not aware of his surroundings and situation.. Sorry, but that was just not the case.. Martinez got right up, and continued to coherently defend himself and keep Chavez at bay with thoughtful timed shots.. no holding on for dear life as we’ve seen others who have been hurt Like MargaCheato vs Mosely…

Posted September 24, 2012 7:20 am 


Don Quixote

What are you inhaling?

Posted September 24, 2012 4:23 am 


TARK

You can’t compare Sergio Martinez to Tony Zale like the author does.. Zale lost quite a few fights.. He was outboxed by guys who were not quite as good as Martinez, and of course he lost to Rocky Graziano—a man who admitted he didn’t have good boxing skills. “I wasn’t a good boxer at all. I was a fighter who tried to knock you out and kept coming. I always thought my career would last one more fight and the next guy might finish me off. But I could take a real hard shot and I always seemed to come out okay even when I was knocked stiff. Somebody up there was looking out for me.”

Posted September 24, 2012 2:56 am 


Ed U

Tony Zale has already lost 17 times before fighting Cerdan, and Zale probably have 30 or 40 really hard fights and the majority against elite fighters while Cerdan fought low level boxers in france and marocco, the prime Tony Zale would probably stop Cerdan easily. SFMBE

Posted September 24, 2012 1:56 am 


Anonymous

I don’t really care if you get offended that I said I think it would have been cool if the fight was stopped in the 12th round. It would have been awesome and the most dramatic comeback win in a long time. And no one could have done a single thing about it. He was hurt and staggered. Maybe he wasn’t out on his feet in the traditional sense but he was hurt pretty badly. Why did Kenny Bayless stop the fight with Soto Karass? Was Karass out on his feet? Clearly not, because he was throwing back. Maravilla was hurt even worse than Karass. So what if he won the last 11 rounds in a spectacular fashion. The ref could have stopped it right there and that would have been it. There wouldn’t have even been any challenge to the referees action. But like I said, ultimately the fight would have been rules a no decision since Chavez tested positive.

Posted September 24, 2012 12:09 am 


Jay

@Anonymous everything coming out of ur mouth is the same thing coming out of your ass…u need to go somewhere far away and read some comic book or something …

Posted September 23, 2012 11:44 pm 


TARK

This writer makes generationally biased statements.. Sergio Matinez is certainly better than Cerdan was.. Cerdan was much slower and easier to hit.. Cerdan won the title from worn out Zale and lost in his first title defense to slow, light hitting–29% KO ratio–LaMotta… LaMotta was a shorter and smaller version of the iron jawed Chavez.. Chavez was undefeated in almost 50 fights while LaMotta had many losses.. Hagler had 3 losses but one was to a welterweight coming off a 3-year layoff. Hagler was finished at 32 and refused to fight Mike McCallum or Michael Nunn when he couldn’t get a rematch with Leonard.. Leonard also refused to fight them because they were very good.. Martinez is 37 and has only 2 losses—and hasn’t refused to fight ANYONE.. Martinez is quicker and more elusive than Hagler was. One of Martinez’s losses was a robbery to Williams, and his other loss was as a welterweight against Cheato over 12 years ago. Cheato was probably sporting plastered handwraps so you can throw that loss out too.. The middleweight title opponents Hagler fought were not generally as big or tall as the guys Martinez fought: such as Williams, Pavlik, Chavez, Barker, and Dzinziruk — all of them 6 feet tall or taller, and having only 2 losses in 184 fights between them. They were all soundly beaten by Martinez well past an age where Hagler was retired from the ring.

Posted September 23, 2012 11:36 pm 


Anonymous

Chill bro, he was clearly out on his feet. It was actually funny how pathetic he looked. Maravilla had this look on his face like “oh sh#t” I mean, yeah he was throwing punches, but that’s all he knows how to do. Yeah his hand was broken. Yeah he was outweighed. But he was hurt badly. So much so that the ref could have actually stopped the fight and there would have been nothing anyone could do about it.

Posted September 23, 2012 11:24 pm 


Clown face

Sergio is a hall of fame type guy. If he goes to his natural weight of 154 no one in the world can beat him at that weight, including Floyd. He’s soo fast and strong and he looked like A younger Manny Pacman in about the eighth when he would explode combos to fight off the ropes. Pound for pound he has fought better then any guy in recent years, he is the best.

Posted September 23, 2012 11:19 pm 


SAM

You have watching way too many Novelas!!

Posted September 23, 2012 11:01 pm 


Anonymous

Not really. Just think it would have made the night so much more interesting.

Posted September 23, 2012 10:15 pm 


Patrick2

A rematch doesn’t need to happen. Martinez has already shown/proved he’s the better boxer. Did you see Martinez delivery 3 consecutive upper cuts to Chavez’s chin? That was masterful boxing and a thing of beauty!!!

Posted September 23, 2012 9:50 pm 


Jay

a fight between Ward and Martinez will never happen to be honest even though we all are wishing for it but reality is realty it wont happen..Ward will probably move up on weight next year and Martinez is thinking about his feature he is almost at the end of his career he said he will retire at the age of 40 is a promise he made to his on mother even though things could change in the feature..Martinez has a few fights left so he will need to pick his fight carefully and has to be the ones that going to give him some good payday!! I see Cotto, Canelo and Mayweather in his feature..!!

Posted September 23, 2012 9:49 pm 


Patrick2

Ward has said a fight is very improbable — saying, essentially, he’s too big/Martinez is too small.

Posted September 23, 2012 9:47 pm 


WTF???

LOL, what an idiot.. Out on his feet??? BWWWHHHAHHHHAHHHHHHAAAHHAAHHHHAAAA Tumbo, you’re one funny Chihuahua… I just watched the fight again today and it looked even more lopsided then when I first saw it.. and Martinez was not out on his feet.. You could see in the replays that Chavez jr. shoved him with his forearm after he hurt Martinez.. But Martinez got right up after getting tagged and with over a minute + left in the fight Chavez Jr. couldn’t do a damn thing to Martinez.. Martinez continued to go toe to toe with Chavez Jr.. Martinez didn’t hold once and he was tagging Chavez Jr. all the way to the end of the round…. Considering Chavez Jr. weighed nearly 190lbs and Martinez fought with one hand after round 4 it was a Monster Lopsided Blow out.. :lol:

Posted September 23, 2012 9:25 pm 


mex

Much respect for Martinez and Argentinas…Martinez will easily smash Cotto.

Posted September 23, 2012 9:23 pm 


elted

I think he is future hall of fame…

his hallmark fight was no doubt against Williams, who at the time was the up and coming golden boy. I for one thought that Williams would go on to defeat Mayweather – but his career was finished by Sergio. Chavez is really an after thought.

Sergio should get it on with Cotto,

but Ward is interesting if it can happen

Posted September 23, 2012 9:09 pm 


Patrick2

Are you kidding?!

Posted September 23, 2012 9:01 pm 


Patrick2

Yes, but Sergio is 37 and got damaged pretty badly in the fight with Chavez. Plus, it isn’t like Sergio hasn’t been fighting, and dominating, top-quality fighters. He could retire today, and I’d say he’s HoF worthy.

Posted September 23, 2012 9:00 pm 


Jay

another one full of Sh#t….

Posted September 23, 2012 8:54 pm 


Anonymous

Honestly, IMO the ref should have stopped the fight in the 12th round. Honestly, what could they have done about that? Martinez was out on his feet and hurt badly. Sure, Chavez tested positive and it would have been ruled a no decision, but it would have been much more epic if the fight was stopped.

Posted September 23, 2012 8:45 pm 


UJelly?

Martinez should unify. There are two good champions who are ready to fight now in Geale and Golovkin. Then there is the N’Jikam and Quillin fight for the WBO (not to mention Pirog). So much left to do at middleweight!

Posted September 23, 2012 8:37 pm 


Dino

Cotto is a good fight for Sergio, I love both of these guys and wish them the best.

Posted September 23, 2012 8:21 pm 


Patrick2

SP — your case against Sergio is so weak and so full of holes it would get tossed out of court.

Posted September 23, 2012 8:18 pm 


sam

Define muse?

Posted September 23, 2012 7:47 pm 


sam

That was a nice article! You (SP) areas obvious as the back of an elephant…

Posted September 23, 2012 7:45 pm 


HK-47

Sergio’s been fighitng top guys and calling out top guys for a while. It’s not his fault some have ducked him. He’s in the twilight of his career, and he’s looking for paydays. He’s P4P top 3 for a reason. He doesn’t have too much else to prove.

Posted September 23, 2012 7:43 pm 


Jay

U full of sh#t …looks like u mad cause u probably lost a bet rooting for Chavez jr. !!!

Posted September 23, 2012 6:23 pm 


supreme Court

Sergio Martinez has avoided Pirog. And he is going to run from Govkin. This is a guy who cannot ven clean his division,
yet little minded-writer put him in the same sentence with Marvin Hagler or Bernard Hopkins….These guys, not only they unified the MW divisions, they ruled it for years! The excuse of the herd of “Average-joes” here is he is a “small MW”….Yes! But he can call out fighters 2 divisions below him!!! Wasn’t Sugar Ray smaller than Hagler? How about Duran? Sergio Martinez is a Fraud on Ped, and if he dare face a slick fighter-boxer (Pirog, 3G) he is going to be destroyed!!!! Mark the words of the Highest Court! I hope Chavez Jr is suspended, this will compell Sergio Ballerina Martinez to face Golovkin…..

Posted September 23, 2012 5:08 pm 


Pete R

I would not be surprised if Canelo steps up to fight Sergio. Although many pugilist fans feel that Canelo is not what he is being sold as, his dedication and skills are real. I do not believe he is yet ready to beat Sergio but give him two or maybe three more fights and he will be ready. This young man is going to surprise, fact is right now he can beat all 154 pound fighters, including Cotto, Mayweather excluded. Oscar has an eye for talent and he will make a bundle through Canelo. BTW if Sergio had not broken his hand Chavez would have been out of there before the 10th round.

Posted September 23, 2012 4:38 pm 


HRP

An article that conveys very less but has too may metaphors and figures of speech to merit a reading. keep it simple and point will be conveyed.

Posted September 23, 2012 4:31 pm 


Carl

As Jim Gray said to Andre Ward ” Are you a dirty fighter Andre ” ?

Posted September 23, 2012 3:54 pm 


SAL.O

why doesnt canelo alvarez fight sergio at a catch weight of 157 lbs each fighter will be 3 lbs off their division weight ,,every body canelo fights is from a smaller division,,so why cant canelo finally move up a mere 3 lbs to fight a true champion,,canelo is truly a hype job and the most protective fighter in quite a while…

Posted September 23, 2012 3:51 pm 


Where’sMexPride??

Canelo should be calling out Sergio and redeem Mexicos pride after Chavez Jr’s laughable performance vs the older, smaller, one handed Sergio…

Posted September 23, 2012 3:12 pm 


Patrick2

Oh and heard Dawson say he’s seriously looking to move up to 175 anyways and that he really didn’t see a fight with Sergio happening because of the weight difference — Ward not willing to go less than 168 and Sergio reluctant to move any higher than 164 to make a fight happen.

Posted September 23, 2012 2:55 pm 


Patrick2

I think you guys are right on target. Ward is too big for Sergio, but Cotto would size up well and I think would make for an excellent/exciting bout. Martinez vs Cotto — promoters, make it happen!!

Posted September 23, 2012 2:39 pm 


Patrick2

Another thing to consider is the fact that Sergio is a small-framed middleweight, whereas Hagler (my all-time favorite fighter, BTW) and many of the other great middleweights were “true” 160 pounders.

Posted September 23, 2012 2:17 pm 


srminimo

I hate to say this, because I think it would be VERY uphill for him, but Cotto was looking for a 4th belt and I can’t see a better money fight for either guy if Cotto takes care of business with Trout as he should.

Posted September 23, 2012 1:57 pm 


Dixon Bainbridge

Martinez is a great fighter but he shouldn’t fight Andre ward… He is just too big and a also a great fighter. Martinez is really a blown up light middleweight and does exceptionally well to beat some very big natural middleweights.

Posted September 23, 2012 1:46 pm 



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