Sergio Martinez, who used to emulate the styles of great right-handed fighters by watching a mirror image of their fights on a TV screen, has made a habit out of turning things around in his favor. Martinez defends his RING and WBC titles against Martin Murray in his native Argentina on Saturday.
Ricky Hatton believes Martin Murray will match anything achieved by a British boxer — past or present — should he upset Sergio Martinez in a week from this Saturday in the WBC middleweight titleholder’s backyard of Buenos Aries, Argentina.
Heavyweight Tyson Fury is 12 years younger, six inches taller and will be significantly heavier than his rival Steve Cunningham when they meet on April 20.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara: “If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather.”
Unbeaten super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez will face Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna as part of Saturday night’s Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four tournament.
It appears that Adrien Broner will fight Paul Malignaggi on HBO on June 22 and that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return on the same network on June 29. It was thought that Broner and Chavez were targeting the same June 22 date.
RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is featured in Argentina’s most recent edition of Rolling Stone magazine. Martinez defends his title against Martin Murray on April 27 in Argentina.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s case regarding his positive drug test for marijuana metabolites following September’s loss to Sergio Martinez will be heard on Feb. 28, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.
Attorneys for Julio Cesar Chavez have requested a maximum six-month suspension and a $10,000 fine as a penalty for his positive drug test for marijuana following September’s loss to Sergio Martinez. Chavez can be suspended for up to a year and fined the entire amount of his $3 million purse, or a combination of both.