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Thread: Cotto Beats Martinez, Who Doesn't Come Out For Rd 10

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    Cotto Beats Martinez, Who Doesn't Come Out For Rd 10

    Miguel Cotto came out in round one on Sergio Martinez like a cop at an Occupy rally, knocking down the Arentine three times in the main event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Sergio had no pop, and his legs look fairly weak, as the Puerto Rican threw power punches through nine rounds. After a nasty ninth, in which he went down again, the Martinez team pulled the plug.
    Six seconds elapsed into round ten, and the crowd hit a vicious decibel level as Michael Buffer handed over the middleweight baton.
    It was a stunner, even for this sport we revere, as the theater of the unexpected.
    HBO showed the mainer and select fights on PPV.
    Martinez, 40 in February, entered 51-2-2, having been droped once in his last three bouts (Matthew Macklin, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Martin Murray). Cotto, age 33, loser of two of his last three, to Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout, came in at 38-4.
    Cotto, the ex 140, 147, 154 pound champ came to the ring first, to no walkout music, and the buzz was minimal. Then Martinez came out, to music and a solid buzz.

    In the first, down went Sergio. He went down again, on his butt, at the minute mark. And again, on his butt. Three knockdown for Cotto and the roof was almost blown off.

    In the second, down went Sergio, but it was a slip. Sergio circled to his left, jabbed some, and did better slipping left hooks.

    In the third, they banged heads. The jab touched Cotto, and Sergio slipped better. His left was getting in and this round was a Martinez frame.

    In the fourth, Cotto worked the left hook, buzzed Sergio midway through. The champ yelled to c'mon and Cotto did. Sergio circled left the whole time, into the right, but Cotto still landed that left. Serge's pop was pretty weak, to this point. Sergio wasn't moving as much laterally by now.

    In the fifth, it was a tighter round. Sergio pecked at Cotto, who didn't have as much luck with his rushes.

    In the sixth, Sergio dictated distance but then Cotto came on late, as the gap closed.

    In the seventh, SM was busier early. Did Cotto win the round, with his better power in the last minute, or did Sergio's boxing in the first two thirds take it?

    In the eighth, Martinez' lack of power was again noticeable. He jabbed OK, but overtime Cotto threw power, the crowd went ballistic.

    In the ninth, Cotto was a mean brute. Cotto had a another knockdown when Sergio hit with a knee. The Cotto jab was landing clean and hard and Sergio had no pop to dissuade.
    His corner pulled the plug before the tenth started.

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    Re: Cotto Beats Martinez, Who Doesn't Come Out For Rd 10

    Hopefully Sergio made enough money to call it a day.


    Cotto with Roach vs Floyd at this weight would be intriguing, I dont see Floyd taking it.

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    Re: Cotto Beats Martinez, Who Doesn't Come Out For Rd 10

    Shock, Martinez is done

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    Lil' Floyd is the odd man OUT! M-Co is going to whup the red-headed hype next for a minimum of $50mil. After the PPV come in for that dance, Money May will look like a welfare case.

    His value has sunken. Holla!

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    Give credit to M-Co. And never holla at me about size again. Ser-Mart got a big-size arse thrashing. All respect due. Nobodee and dey nephew am I trashing.

    M-Co was marvelous and quite dashing. Holla!

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    Re: Cotto Beats Martinez, Who Doesn't Come Out For Rd 10

    "A good big man beats a good little man every day of the week."

    Take that addage and throw it in the garbage!

    Looks like Freddie Roach will be picking up another "Trainer of the Year" award!

    Easy One To See Coming: Bob Arum has Miguel Cotto. Oscar de la Hoya has Canelo Alvarez. Oscar and Marsa Bob are talking again. Cotto vs Alvarez in a PR-Mex war in the Fall on PPV. Huge!

    -Randy G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Commish View Post
    "A good big man beats a good little man every day of the week."

    Take that addage and throw it in the garbage!

    Looks like Freddie Roach will be picking up another "Trainer of the Year" award!

    Easy One To See Coming: Bob Arum has Miguel Cotto. Oscar de la Hoya has Canelo Alvarez. Oscar and Marsa Bob are talking again. Cotto vs Alvarez in a PR-Mex war in the Fall on PPV. Huge!

    -Randy G.

    100% on their Commish. I would be willing to be that if Cotto beats Canelo, they try and line up a Cotto-Chavez Jr bout.

    The Cotto that showed up tonight would have beaten a completely healthy Sergio in my opinion. Sergio was a great champ but you have to stick the fork in him.

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    Re: Cotto Beats Martinez, Who Doesn't Come Out For Rd 10

    A masterful performance by a hyper-sharp Cotto, a pale but gutsy performance by a wartorn Martinez. Cottos footwork, distance, narrowing and blistering powerpunches where a beauty. No doubt did we see the mark of Roach.

    Martinez is done. Hopefully he can go back to Argentina, enjoy the World Cup in Brazil and conclude it's all over. He's had a great career, and even more so in the light of his late start in the sport. Classy comments after the fight, from an over all classy guy.

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    Re: Cotto Beats Martinez, Who Doesn't Come Out For Rd 10

    Something I have written many times - the great athlete with home-brew boxing skills will eventually be decimated by a technically sharp and strong fighter who can nullify his speed and power with technique, accuracy and pressure. Martinez can dominate most fighters with physical gifts and cleverness. But he does not know how to box. Cotto put on a career best power boxing performance, but Martinez, surprisingly (though I pictured it in my head leading up), simply could not match Cotto’s sheer discipline, his knowledge of all the angles, his ability to make Martinez’ unorthodox punches work against him. Kudos to Martinez for wanting another chance, but especially for Cotto for fighting a perfect fight just when people were writing him off as too big and too damaged. This will be remembered for decades.

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    Re: Cotto Beats Martinez, Who Doesn't Come Out For Rd 10

    It looked like it was going to be a first round blow out. Cotto was clearly superior. Sergio's knees hurt him and he definitely needed that miracle come from behind knock out but he has needed that for his last few fights save Chavez.

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