Sergio Martinez Mourns the Loss of Vernon Forrest

(July 27, 2009) WBC Junior Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez was hit extremely hard by the news that the man who preceded him as champion, Vernon Forrest, had passed away over the weekend. The following is his statement, paying final respects to the great champion:

“Vernon Forrest was a great fighter. I always dreamed of fighting Vernon, because it has always been my goal to prove myself against the very best. This tragic news puts both my life and boxing career in perspective. Vernon and I both shared a love for children, and helping those who had become disadvantaged. This is why I did not just look up to him as a boxer, but as a human being. My thoughts are prayers are with his family, and I promise to dedicate my next fight to the memory of Vernon Forrest.” – Sergio Martinez.”

Article posted on 28.07.2009

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