Miguel Cotto’s middleweight title-winning victory over Sergio Martinez shook-up THE RING’s 160-pound ratings and the magazine’s pound-for-pound rankings. Cotto ascends to THE RING’s middleweight champion status. Martinez drops from the mythical rankings.
The adviser of Sergio Martinez said the aging former middleweight champ suffered a broken nose and no other injuries during Saturday’s TKO loss to Miguel Cotto. Sampson Lewkowicz said that he has not addressed the notion of what is next for Martinez.
Miguel Cotto and his trainer Freddie Roach spoke to the boxing media at the post-fight press conference for Cotto’s sensational middleweight championship-winning victory over Sergio Martinez. Both said the win was among the most satisfying of their careers.
Sergio Martinez’s promoter Lou DiBella and the former middleweigth champ’s trainer Pablo Sarmiento offered no excuses for their fighter, who Miguel Cotto stopped after nine rounds. Both praised Cotto as “a great champion” at the post-fight presser.
Miguel Cotto “looked sensational” stopping Sergio Martinez, according to Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, who would like to match Cotto against Canelo Alvarez should the young Mexican star get beyond a July 12 clash with Erislandy Lara.
Miguel Cotto stopped Sergio Martinez after nine one-sided rounds, winning THE RING/WBC middleweight titles in front of his fans at Madison Square Garden. Martinez’s career may be over after the devastating loss, but Cotto’s career has never looked brighter.
Marvin Sonsona evened the score with Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. in the co-feature to Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez. Check out the rest of the pay-per-view undercard results here.
If Miguel Cotto defeats Sergio Martinez he will equal the feats of Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran who were also former welterweight stars that won the middleweight title, however, many hall of famers and even great fighters were unable to do it.
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.
Miguel Cotto looked fit and strong weighing-in at 155 pounds for his Saturday challenge to middleweight champ Sergio Martinez, who came in at 158.8 at Friday’s weigh-in at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the site of their HBO Pay Per View headliner.
With Hall of Fame weekend upon us, boxing’s greats aren’t just excited about Saturday night’s middleweight championship bout between Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto; they have their opinions on who will emerge victorious.
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Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings us a glimpse of whom will serve as ringside judges and third man for this Saturday’s bout between middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto.
Sergio Martinez will have an opportunity to prove to a skeptical public that he’s still the best middleweight in the world when he defends his WBC and RING titles against Miguel Cotto on HBO Pay Per View at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
Trainer Freddie Roach insists Miguel Cotto’s weaknesses are things of the past and that the Puerto Rican icon will exploit middleweight champion Sergio Martinez’s weaknesses on Saturday night in victory.
Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto have had their war of words but both saved their energy for the ring during the final press conference for their Saturday showdown at Madison Square Garden. Their team members, however, continued the verbal jousting.