RING and WBC 160-pound champion Sergio Martinez and first-time middleweight challenger Miguel Cotto weighing in for tomorrow’s battle at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Saturday night will be Miguel Cotto’s ninth fight at Madison Square Garden, and he says he’ll give the Puerto Rican Day fans a historic win over RING and WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez describes the harrowing surgeries and training changes he has gone through to get himself ready for the June 7 matchup with Miguel Cotto.
Miguel Cotto has heard Sergio Martinez’s threats to make him bleed on June 7 but said if it happens, no problem, he’ll still win. Cotto also offered his opinion on the outcome of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana.
Trainer Freddie Roach says he and Miguel Cotto have worked out the game plan to beat middleweight champ Sergio Martinez, and unlike another past charge, Cotto will follow it.
Sergio Martinez accused Miguel Cotto of being “like a 15-year-old girl” with the demands he made during negotiations for their June 7 fight. Cotto shrugged it off and said he’ll be the one selling the tickets in New York, so he will be the one calling the shots.
Sergio Martinez is looking forward to the challenge of facing the smaller, but fearless Miguel Cotto on June 7, saying that a victory will be “the third-most spectacular memory in my life.”
Middleweight champ Sergio Martinez and challenger Miguel Cotto took to the stage in Puerto Rico to promote their June 7 fight at Madison Square Garden, with the hometown crowd firmly behind Cotto’s bid to win a world title.
The jabs are flying between light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson and WBO titleholder Sergey Kovalev, with each saying they are willing to engage after their upcoming bouts, while Bernard Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov chime in with insults of their own.
Sergio Martinez’s advisor, Sampson Lewkowicz, is declaring THE RING middleweight champ’s June 7 title defense against Miguel Cotto to be “97 percent done” after having spoken to Cotto’s advisor, Gaby Penagaricano, on Monday in Mexico City.
Sergio Martinez on defending his middleweight title against Miguel Cotto: “I’m very interested in the fight, but I’m the champion and Cotto is the challenger. I would love to fight Cotto, but I need to be treated with dignity.”