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“MARAVILLA” DOCUMENTARY ON BOXING CHAMP SERGIO MARTINEZ TO PREMIERE AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014

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New York (March 25, 2013) – “MARAVILLA,” the documentary, based on the struggle of Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez to reclaim his crown in boxing, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The film is included in the Viewpoints section of TFF, as well as part of the lineup for the eighth ... Read More »

Tix to Cotto vs Martínez at The Garden Go On Sale This Wednesday

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NEW YORK (March 10, 2014) — Personal legacies and boxing history converge in a battle for one of boxing’s most hallowed titles – The Middleweight Championship of the World. Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO will challenge World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ, Saturday, June 7, at ... Read More »

Cotto to face Martinez for Middleweight title on June 7th at MSG in NYC

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the much anticipated showdown between three-division world champion Miguel Cotto and currant Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is on for June 7th in Madison Square Garden. The bout will be televised on HBO Pay Per View. “It’s done. Ready to go,” Top Rank president Todd duBoef, Cotto’s promoter, told ESPN.com. “I think the energy and ... Read More »

GOLOVKIN AIMS TO GET 2014 OFF TO A BANG LIVE THIS SATURDAY ON BOXNATION AS HE EYES MEGAFIGHT WITH SUPERSTAR MARTINEZ

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LONDON (Jan. 31) – Gennady Golovkin is hoping his outstanding 2013 can push him to even greater heights in the new year by beating the biggest names in the middleweight division. The unbeaten Kazakhstani assassin has become one of boxing’s most feared punchers after brutally blasting his way past all four challengers last year to amass a record of 28 ... Read More »

SERGIO “MARAVILLA” MARTINEZ MEETS WITH POPE FRANCIS

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New York, NY(10/17/2013) – On Wednesday, Middleweight Champion and pound-for-pounder Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez had the opportunity to meet and sit down one-on-one with Pope Francis. The meeting between the two Argentineans took place at the Vatican, and marked the first time a professional fighter has had a one-on-one closed session meeting with the Pope since Muhammad Ali. Below are some ... Read More »

MIDDLEWEIGHT KINGPIN SERGIO “MARAVILLA” MARTINEZ TO MEET POPE FRANCIS IN UNPRECEDENTED PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE SITDOWN AT THE VATICAN

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New York, NY(10/8/2013) – Next Wednesday, Middleweight Champion and pound-for-pounder Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez will have the opportunity of a lifetime when he sits down one-on-one with Pope Francis. The meeting between the two Argentineans will take place at the Vatican, and will mark the first time a professional fighter has had a one-on-one closed session meeting with the Pope since ... Read More »

SERGIO MARTINEZ HITS NYC

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New York, NY (6/6/2013) – Middleweight kingpin Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (51-2-2, 28KO’s) touched down in NYC early yesterday, and will spend the week here, attending a number of business meetings before heading to Canastota for this weekend’s annual International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. “I am honored to be invited again to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and ... Read More »

Martinez injuries from Murray fight to sideline him til 2014

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, World Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez suffered a cut over his eye, a broken hand and injured knee in his Saturday bout with Martin Murray that will force Martinez to sit out the rest of the yerar. “He’s probably out for the rest of the year. I just can’t see him returning this year,” said ... Read More »

Martinez and Datsyuk: The erosion of reflex in great figures of preparedness and grit

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DALLAS – The career of middleweight champion Sergio Martinez will not end any better than our sport ends its every practitioner’s career, and that is an unfortunate revelation made obvious Saturday, when the Argentine Martinez made a homecoming title defense against Englishman Martin Murray and won a unanimous decision narrower than what its three rainswept judges, surrounded in a soccer ... Read More »

Martinez hangs on and defends Middleweight crown against Murray

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Sergio Martinez scored a close twelve round unanimous decision over Martin Murray to defend the WBC Middleweight title in front of 45,000 in Buenos Aeries, Argentina. Martinez boxed well early but started eating some hard right hands from Murray. Murray boxed and moved and focused on the body of Murray. In round eight another hard right hand put Martinez on ... Read More »

MARTINEZ-MURRAY BOTH ON WEIGHT!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina(4/26/13) – Defending WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO’s) and the U.K.’s undefeated WBA interim champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s) both weighed-in earlier today, with the champion tipping the scales at 159.4 lbs. while the challenger Murray weighed-in at 159.6 lbs. Luis Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28KO’s) and Antonin Decarie (27-1, 8KO’s) both were also on weight ... Read More »

Sergio Martinez: Middleweight champ an undisputed celebrity in Argentina

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In city where almost every other street seems to be named Peron or Evita, promoter Lou DiBella saw a middleweight’s name on cabs, buses and billboards. On DiBella’s trip from the airport to his hotel in Buenos Aires, there it was, again and again. Sergio Martinez. Welcome home. “He’s really like a rock star here,’’ DiBella said. It’s been eleven ... Read More »

MEDIA DAY RESULTS MARTINEZ-MURRAY PHOTOS FROM PRESS CONFERENCE COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT FROM TELECONFERENCE

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Buenos Aires, Argentina (4/25/13) – Yesterday afternoon, defending WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO’s) and the U.K.’s undefeated WBA interim champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s) completed the final media day ahead of their anticipated World Championship bout that will air live on HBO from Buenos Aires, Argentina Saturday night. The Championship bout will take place at the country’s ... Read More »

MARTINEZ K.O. GUARANTEE FOR SATURDAY NIGHT!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina (4/24/13) – Earlier this afternoon, WBC Middleweight Champion “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO’s) and the U.K.’s undefeated WBA interim champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s) held the final media conference call ahead of their World Championship bout that will air live on HBO from Buenos Aires, Argentina this Saturday evening. The card, which will be televised live beginning at ... Read More »

NO. 1 WELTERWEIGHT CONTENDER CARLOS ABREGU SIGNS WITH TOP RANK

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (April 19, 2013) – Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today that the World Boxing Council (WBC) No.1-rated welterweight contender CARLOS “El Potro” ABREGU had signed an exclusive contract with Top Rank. Abregu, one of the division’s most exciting fighters, will make his Top Rank and his 2013 debut Next Saturday! April 27. He’ll be facing ... Read More »

TRAGEDY STRIKES ARGENTINA

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New York, NY / Buenos Aires, Argentina (4/8/13) – Last week, tragedy struck the country of Argentina when torrential rains caused heavy flooding in La Plata, the low-lying capital and province of Buenos Aires. Middleweight kingpin Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez was devastated upon hearing the news of the flooding that, as of last week, had claimed the lives of at least ... Read More »

MARTINEZ-MURRAY BOTH WELL WITHIN LIMIT FOR 30-DAY WEIGH-IN

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New York, NY / Buenos Aires, Argentina (4/2/13) – Middleweight kingpin Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO’s) and England’s undefeated interim WBA middleweight champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s) were both well under the 30-day weight limit for their upcoming WBC middleweight championship bout on April 27 in Martinez’ home country of Argentina. Martinez-Murray, taking place at the country’s famed 50,000-seat Club ... Read More »

INSTANT REPLAY TO BE USED IN SERGIO MARTINEZ UPCOMING WBC TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST MARTIN MURRAY APRIL 27TH

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New York, NY / Buenos Aires, Argentina (3/27/13) – On April 27th, Middleweight kingpin Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez will make his much anticipated ‘Homecoming’ in his native country of Argentina, when he looks to defend his WBC middleweight title against England’s undefeated interim WBA middleweight champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s). Martinez-Murray will take place at the country’s famed 50,000-seat Club Atlético ... Read More »

STAGE IS SET FOR HISTORIC NIGHT: SERGIO MARTINEZ’ ‘HOMECOMING’ VS. MARTIN MURRARY APRIL 27TH IN ARGENTINA

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New York, NY / Buenos Aires, Argentina (3/22/13) – On April 27th, Middleweight kingpin Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez will make his much anticipated ‘Homecoming’ in his native country of Argentina, when he looks to defend his WBC middleweight title against England’s undefeated interim WBA middleweight champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s). In the live televised co-feature, Martinez’ fellow countryman, longtime welterweight contender ... Read More »

Chavez Jr. gets 900k fine; suspended for nine months for positive weed test

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Former Middleweight beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was fine $900,000 and suspended for nine months for his positive post fight drug test following his loss to Sergio Martinez in September that showed that Chavez had marijuana in his system. “I’d like to apologize to everyone in boxing,” Chavez told the commission. “I know this has been a very bad thing ... Read More »

MIDDLEWEIGHT KINGPIN SERGIO “MARAVILLA” MARTINEZ ON COVER OF ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

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New York, NY (2/5/13) – Middleweight kingpin Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez was on the cover of this month’s Argentine edition of Rolling Stone magazine that hit stands yesterday. The WBC middleweight champion Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO’s) is set to defend his crown April 27th against the U.K.’s undefeated Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s) at Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ... Read More »

Reading Burke, thinking about Martinez-Chavez

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“The passion caused by the great and sublime in nature, when those causes operate most powerfully, is Astonishment; and astonishment is that state of the soul, in which all its motions are suspended, with some degree of horror.” – Edmund Burke, “A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, Part Two,” 1757 It is ... Read More »

ARGENTIAN PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION SERGIO “MARAVILLA” MARTINEZ’ UPCOMING FIGHT

New York, NY / Buenos Aires, Argentina (12/4/12) – It was officially announced last week that WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO’s), who will be presented with his new belt this week at the WBC Convention in Cancun, will defend his title next against England’s undefeated interim WBA Middleweight Champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s) in Martinez’ home country ... Read More »

MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION SERGIO “MARAVILLA” MARTINEZ RECOVERING WELL AFTER SUCCESSFUL SURGERY

Madrid, Spain / New York, NY (11/13/12) – Yesterday afternoon, reigning middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez underwent surgery to repair his right knee and ankle, both which were injured in his last fight against then WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Martinez had the operation done in Spain, where he has been living since relocating from his native Argentina ... Read More »

Martinez looking for fight in Argentina

World Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is looking into fighting in his homeland of Argentina on April 27th according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “The most important thing he wants to do is fight for his people in his country,” Sampson Lewkowicz, Martinez’s adviser, told ESPN on Monday. “We need to comply with that wish. He deserves to fight at home ... Read More »

Maravilla Box to Make Impressive Promotional Debut in Argentina!

World Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez of Maravilla Box Promotions will make his promotional debut in his home country of Argentina on Saturday, November 3, in the city of Colon, in Entre Rios, Argentina, in a jam-packed night of professional boxing presenting two world title fights and several top contenders in important battles. Co-promoted by Maravilla Box, Sampson Lewkowicz of ... Read More »

Chavez Jr. tests positive for Weed after Martinez loss

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has tested positive for Marijuana following his unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Sergio Martinez this past Saturday night in Las Vegas. “The commission let (Top Rank’s Carl) Moretti know (Tuesday) night that he tested positive,” said Chavez promoter Bob Arum. “I can’t really get excited about it. There’s ... Read More »

WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT FIGHT OF HIS LIFE JUST HOURS AWAY CHAMPION SERGIO MARTINEZ GOES OUT OF HIS WAY TO FULLFILL A SPECIAL REQUEST

New York, NY (9/19/12) – Just hours before he was to step into the ring for the most important fight of his life against the now former WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., The Ring Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez took the time to make a dream come true for one special family. Days before the fight, Martinez’ camp received ... Read More »