I went to Sergio Martinez's gym in Oxnard, Calif., last month to take some photos of him training to use for my new painting. Unfortunately, I arrived after his sparring session was over and he was packing his bags to leave. Adam Flores, who owns the gym and works with Sergio, said I could come back the next day. I told him that would be great, but I'd at least like to meet Sergio and introduce him to two friends who had come along to assist me. Adam brought us over to meet Sergio after he finished with an interview he was giving. When Sergio realized I was there to take photos of him for a painting, he graciously put his gloves back on and started hitting the bags, allowing me to get the photos I needed. I was really surprised at how accommodating he was, especially since he had just finished a long workout before I got there.
– Tyler Streeter
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