3 More Rounds

Martinez feeling confident ahead of Cotto clash

Sergio Martinez5

Holding training camp in Miami for his fight with Miguel Cotto, Sergio Martinez is feeling like a rejuvenated man.

“The Miami weather and atmosphere has made this his most memorable camp in recent history,” Martinez said. “I couldn’t be happier with the way things have gone thus far.”

In recent outings, Martinez has come away from his fights with various injuries to his knee, causing some to say he is getting old. The 39-year-old Argentine says his body is fine and ready to go.

Sergio Martinez2“I feel great,” Martinez said. “The time off has allowed my injuries to properly and fully heal and my entire body has never felt better.”

Another guy who was once claimed by many as getting “old” is Miguel Cotto. He appears to have experienced a career rejuvenation of his own with new trainer Freddie Roach. While Martinez admits Cotto looks improved, he doesn’t care who Cotto’s trainer is, he intends to retire him.

“I know that Cotto is working very hard for this fight with Freddie Roach but there is no doubt in my mind that this will definitely be his farewell fight to what was a great career,” Martinez said.

The Cotto vs. Martínez World Middleweight Championship event takes place Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

Leave a Reply