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RingTv image Sergio Martinez officially retires: “A period in my life ends, thanks to all”

Sergio Martinez officially retires: “A period in my life ends, thanks to all”

After more than a year of inactivity since losing his RING middleweight title to Miguel Cotto, and plagued by a nagging knee injury, Argentina’s Sergio Martinez officially announced his retirement from the sport of boxing during an emotional speech at the International Boxing Hall of Fame dinner in Canastota, New York, and through a bilingual comment in his official Twitter account.

RingTv image Q&A: Jayson Velez

Q&A: Jayson Velez

Jayson Velez, a native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, fighting under Miguel Cotto’s promotional banner, faces Daniel Ramirez in his first headliner on Thursday’s LA Fight Club. The unbeaten featherweight contender says he will make a statement that will prove he belongs among the elite of the deep 126-pound division.

RingTv image The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part two

The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part two

Lucas Matthysse was inspired to box by his older brother Walter, a former welterweight contender, and learned his craft alongside a current welterweight contender, Marcos Maidana. “If we both move to 147 pounds we’re going to get that offer,” Matthysse said about his former roommate, sparring partner, and occasional amateur opponent. Matthysse faces Ruslan Provodnikov tonight on HBO.

RingTv image The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part one

The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part one

Everyone in Lucas Matthysse’s family has boxed competitively, including his father Mario (pictured), a former pro welterweight who fought 58 bouts. Matthysse, who takes on fellow 140-pound contender Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday, has made his family name known in the boxing world. His family’s story, however, will always be linked to a country shaped and built by immigrants.

RingTv image Oscar De La Hoya to Argentine media: “I believe in Lucas Matthysse”

Oscar De La Hoya to Argentine media: “I believe in Lucas Matthysse”

Oscar De La Hoya envisions big things for his promotional company’s top junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse, who faces Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday, but the Argentine boxer-puncher has to beat the Russian pressure fighter. De La Hoya recently visited Buenos Aires for a press conference attended by over 300 local members of the media.