Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Miguel Cotto Unsure if He’ll Stay at 160 After Martinez

On June 7th Miguel Cotto will attempt to make history by picking up a championship in a 4th weight class when he faces Sergio Martinez at Madison Square Garden in New York.

BoxingScene.com recently spoke to Cotto who acknowledged that the chance to make history was the deciding factor in why he decided to face Martinez and not Canelo Alvarez or any other fighter.

“To be the first Puerto Rican to win a title in four divisions is very important to me and was the main reason for me to accept this fight,” Cotto stated.

The Puerto Rican looked rejuvenated in his last fight, a knockout win over Delvin Rodriguez that occurred this past October in Orlando, Florida. It was his first fight training under the watchful eye of legendary trainer Freddie Roach and with the win Cotto was able to snap his two fight losing streak.

Read more at Boxingscene.com


Sergio Martinez: Cotto’s only fighting me because he thinks my knee is damaged

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) expects to ruin the goal of Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KO’s) of him winning a fourth division world title when they meet each other in two months on June 7th on HBO pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Sergio has no doubts in his mind that he’ll be knocking Cotto out, and keeping his World Boxing Council 160lb title.

Martinez thinks that the only reason why the 33-year-old Cotto wants to fight him now is because he thinks his knee is still hurt from his last two fights against Martin Murray and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, and wants to take advantage of this. Martinez says his knee is now 100% after he’s rested it and had it repaired.

“Cotto never wanted to face me before, he’s only facing me now because he believes my knee is damaged too much,” Sergio said to Boxing Socialist. “I cannot see this fight going to the judges’ cards, so, yes, I will knock him out.”

Read more at Boxingnews24.com


Jose Pedraza Delighted With Cotto-Martinez Exposure

IBO super featherweight champion Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (16-0, 10KOs) is very happy with the opportunity to be in action on June 7th at Madison Square Garden in New York City as part of the undercard where Miguel Cotto will face WBC middleweight champion, Sergio Martinez.

Pedraza’s opponent is unknown but he’s willing to face the big names at 130 pounds including former world champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez.

“We are ready. We’re going to sit down and negotiate the opponent, but it is a great honor and privilege to fight on the undercard of Cotto and Sergio Martinez, where I will have a major exposure,” Pedraza told Mr. Boxing. ” I am ready to fight big names, great boxers but have to take it easy and go step by step.

Read more at Boxingscene.com


Maidana can give Mayweather problems, says Malignaggi

Paulie Malignggi sees the May 3rd fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) and Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) as a potentially interesting fight due to Maidana’s big power in both hands and his high pressure offense. Malignaggi sees Maidana giving Mayweather all he can handle as long as he doesn’t fall into the same trap that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez did in his recent loss to Mayweather by getting out-boxed and controlled.

“Maidana will give it his all,” Malignaggi said to Sky Sports. “He is a very big puncher with both hands. But at the end of the day, I think Mayweather is a bit too much for Maidana. But I think Maidana can make it interesting at times if he doesn’t domesticate him like he did Canelo Alvarez.”

Maidana will do well as long as doesn’t fight a stupid fight like the red-haired Canelo did last September. Maidana needs to stay within his own game and do the things that got him to this point by putting heavy pressure on Mayweather, throwing a lot of hard punches, and making sure to cut off the ring on him. Maidana can’t get stuck in the same trap that Canelo did by trying to stay on the outside and box Mayweather. Canelo spent almost the entire fight trying to show Mayweather that he can box, and he ended up looking really silly in being clowned by Mayweather.

Read more at Boxingnews24.com


Sergio Martinez: Cotto Fighting Me Because of My Injuries

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) believes his recent string of injuries, and long layoff, is the only reason Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) decided to fight him at this moment. Martinez chased after Cotto for several, but the former three division champion rejected his approaches. This time around, it was Cotto who wanted his shot at Martinez.

Martinez suffered injuries following his tough decision win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2012 and then suffered knee and hand injuries in last April’s decision win over Martin Murray. Martinez was also knocked down in both fights.

The fight with Cotto, scheduled for June 7th at New York’s Madison Square Garden, will be Martinez’s first fight since rehabbing his various physical ailments.

Read more at Boxingscene.com

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