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Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez Decides to Continue Boxing Career

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After lengthy discussions with members of his team, now-former WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez has decided to continue his boxing career. Determined to return and erase the terrible memory of what happened against fellow-great Miguel Cotto in June, 39-year-old Martinez will next face a top-10 contender with the goal of recapturing his world title. “Miguel De Pablos (Business Manager) ... Read More »

Feud Fallout: Falling pay-per-view numbers are a sign of the times

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By Norm Frauneheim- It’s a season of declining expectations. Miguel Cotto’s dramatic victory over Sergio Martinez represents the third straight time that pay-per-view numbers for a major fight were disappointing. Once might be an aberration. Twice is cause for concern. But three straight? That’s a trend. The reported number for HBO”s PPV-telecast of Cotto-Martinez on June 7 was 350,000. The ... Read More »

Cotto – Martinez does around 350,000 PPV Buys

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the June 7 showdown that saw Miguel Cotto win the Middleweight championship did about 350,000 buys which was about 100,000 less than expected. “The numbers were not great,” said said Top Rank’s Bob Arum, who is rehabilitating in Los Angeles after having knee replacement surgery last week. “All the numbers boxing has been getting ... Read More »

Chris Algieri: Mind over massacre

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By Bart Barry- Two Saturdays ago in Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden our sport bade a tempered farewell to former middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, squinting at a hobbled impostor sent hobbling to his stool by Miguel Cotto, even while recalling fondly the innovator who once, as a 154-pounder, stood brazenly, gloves on thighs, before middleweight world champion Kelly Pavlik. Saturday in ... Read More »

HBO Boxing tripleheader telecast Saturday at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

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HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise returns for a full night of world class action when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV VS. CHRIS ALGIERI AND DEMETRIUS ANDRADE VS. BRIAN ROSE is seen SATURDAY, JUNE 14 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which ... Read More »

Adiós, Sergio, con un abrazo fuerte

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By Bart Barry– If we choose to believe all was well with Argentine southpaw Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez’s lower body when the opening bell rang on his match with Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto, Saturday, a match Martinez’s corner ended after nine rounds and a few perfunctory protests from Martinez, a match that ended with Cotto leading by three insurmountable scores of ... Read More »

HBO SPORTS® PRESENTS THE REPLAY SERGIO MARTINEZ VS. MIGUEL COTTO WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT SATURDAY, JUNE 14

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HBO Sports presents SERGIO MARTINEZ VS. MIGUEL COTTO, the replay of their highly anticipated world middleweight title fight, SATURDAY, JUNE 14 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The HBO Sports team, which was ringside for the live coverage at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, calls all the action, available in HDTV. In the hottest prizefight of the first half ... Read More »

Weights from New York City

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Saturday’s HBO Pay-Per-View telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with fights from the “Mecca of Boxing” – Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main event of the evening features a battle for the middleweight championship of the world when former three-division world champion Miguel Cotto and current middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez meet in a 159-pound fight scheduled ... Read More »

‘I HAVE UNFINISHED BUSINESS WITH MARTINEZ!’ – MURRAY STOKES THE FLAMES AHEAD OF MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION’S MEGAFIGHT WITH COTTO LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (June 6) – British middleweight Martin Murray says he has unfinished business with WBC champion Sergio Martinez as he eyes a rematch with the sensational Argentine. The balletic Buenos Aires banger takes on Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto this Saturday night in a megafight at New York’s historic Madison Square Garden, live and exclusive on BoxNation. And, 31-year-old Murray, ... Read More »

WHO WINS SATURDAY’S COTTO VS. MARTÍNEZ WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE? IT’S WRITTEN BY THE STARS

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NEW YORK (June 6, 2014) – One day before three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO challenges World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ, opinions are flying on who will emerge victorious. Below, please find some select celebrity predictions. Cotto vs. Martínez will be produced and distributed live by ... Read More »

COTTO TRAINER ROACH CLAIMS MARTINEZ ‘HAS NOTHING LEFT’ AS MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION LABELS HIM ‘A JOKER AND BIG TALKER’ AHEAD OF BOXNATION MEGAFIGHT

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LONDON (June 5) – Trainer Freddie Roach has claimed Sergio Martinez ‘has nothing left’ as the Argentine defends his middleweight world title against Miguel Cotto this weekend. Hall of Fame trainer Roach and WBC champion Martinez have been involved in a heated exchange, with the pair refusing to hold their tongues ahead of this Saturday night’s megafight at Madison Square ... Read More »

COTTO / MARTÍNEZ / ROACH / DIBELLA PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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FREDDIE ROACH: “Winning this fight will be bout ring generalship. Miguel must keep himself in good position and control the ring. This is what we have worked on for nine weeks in training camp. Miguel never knew how to do this before we began working on it. Miguel will have to cut the ring off, stay off the ropes and ... Read More »

‘COTTO THINKS I’M PAST IT BUT AGAINST MURRAY I WAS INJURED AND I STILL WON!’ – CHAMPION MARTINEZ BELIEVES PUERTO RICAN GREAT WILL BE KNOCKED OUT THIS SATURDAY

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LONDON (June 4) – World champion Sergio Martinez believes the only reason Miguel Cotto has chosen to fight him is because he thinks he is over the hill. The WBC middleweight kingpin puts his title on the line against the Puerto Rican legend at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on BoxNation this Saturday night, with Martinez of the ... Read More »

ESPN’s Coverage of Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martínez

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ESPN will present extensive pre- and post-fight coverage across its platforms in English and in Spanish surrounding the 12-round WBC World Middleweight Championship fight between former three-division world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KOs) and reigning titleholder Sergio Martínez (51-2-2, 28 KOs). The fight – from Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, June 7 – will be produced ... Read More »

‘SATURDAY NIGHT IS MY DESTINY AND I’M READY TO SHOW I’VE STILL GOT IT!’ VOWS COTTO AHEAD OF HISTORICAL WORLD TITLE SHOWDOWN WITH WBC CHAMPION MARTINEZ

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LONDON (June 3) – Boxing superstar Miguel Cotto is ready to prove he is still a force as he aims to close in on his ‘destiny’ of becoming a four-weight world champion. The 33-year-old hotshot is looking to become the first Puerto Rican to win world titles in four weight classes as he makes his bid for Sergio Martinez’s WBC ... Read More »

Sergio Martinez Media Day Quotes

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NEW YORK, NY – (6/2/14) – World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son, SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ, held his final media day earlier this afternoon ahead of his upcoming world title defense this Saturday, and the most eagerly anticipated boxing event of 2014 against three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico, MIGUEL COTTO. Hundreds of ... Read More »

The Game 365:Miguel Cotto on MSG Networks

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MSG Network kicks off the Miguel Cotto v. Sergio Martinez fight week with a new episode of The Game 365. MSG’s Fran Healy recently sat down with Miguel Cotto and Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles for the brand new episode which premieries on MSG + Monday night and on MSG on Tuesday with both airing ... Read More »

Dr. Atlas Foundation to host Cotto vs. Martinez Benefit Party Saturday, June 7 at Jack Demsey’s Pub in NYC

NEW YORK (May 29, 2014) – The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation continues its invaluable fundraising in the boxing community Saturday night, June 7, hosting a Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez Benefit Party, at Jack Demsey’s Pub (33 West 33rd St.) in Manhattan. A $20.00 donation includes entry to Jack Demsey’s for giveaways and raffles throughout the evening, highlighted by ... Read More »

HBO SPORTS’ 24/7 COTTO/MARTINEZ, A BEHIND-THE-SCENES SERIES LEADING UP TO THE PAY-PER-VIEW SHOWDOWN AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, DEBUTS MAY 31 ON HBO

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NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 – HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 18 Sports Emmy® Awards, returns for its 20th boxing installment with 24/7 COTTO/MARTINEZ, it was announced by Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports. Debuting SATURDAY, MAY 31 (11:15-11:45 p.m. ET/PT), the behind-the-scenes series follows two elite fighters as they prepare for their middleweight title showdown ... Read More »

HBO SPORTS® TO REPLAY JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. VS. SERGIO MARTINEZ 2012 & MIGUEL COTTO VS. ANTONIO MARGARITO 2 2011 ON HBO2 AS A SPECIAL PREVIEW TO THE UPCOMING COTTO VS. MARTINEZ PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT

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May 23, 2014 – Leading up to the most anticipated fight of 2014 between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez – set for Saturday, June 7 and presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View® – HBO Sports will present the exclusive replay of two riveting showdowns that highlight the remarkable skill and will of these competitors. On Friday, May 30 at 11:15 p.m. ... Read More »

“2 Days: Sergio Martinez” & “2 Days: Ruslan Provodnikov” Premieres Back-to-Back Tonight on HBO®

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May 24, 2014 – HBO Sports® debuts back-to-back segments of “2 Days” when the acclaimed feature series returns Tonight beginning at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) with behind-the-scene looks at world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, one of boxing’s elite pound-for-pound fighters, and world junior welterweight title-holder Ruslan Provodnikov, one of boxing’s most fascinating characters. “2 Days” is a revealing and intimate look ... Read More »

Cotto’s ring skill is still his best social skill in fight with Martinez

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By Norm Frauenheim– Sergio Martinez probably won’t ever invite Miguel Cotto to a backyard barbecue. Martinez talks as if he just doesn’t like Cotto. Evident tension between the two is an entertaining sidelight to their intriguing fight on June 7 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. But their middleweight bout is interesting, hard to pick, mostly because it’s really it’s ... Read More »

SPECIAL EDITION OF “BOXEO BORICUA” ON WAPA 2 DEPORTES AND WAPA AMERICA LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, SATURDAY, JUNE 7, AT 7:30 P.M. EDT

CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO (May 22, 2014) – As part of the historic showdown between MIGUEL COTTO and SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ. on Saturday, June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank Inc., announced today that three top undercard fights will be televised live exclusively in WAPA 2 Deportes in Puerto Rico and Wapa America ... Read More »

WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION SERGIO MARTÍNEZ With Promoters Lou DiBella and Sampson Lewkowicz Conference Call Transcript, May 20, 2014

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LOU DiBELLA: Hello everyone and thanks for joining us on the call for what will be a great event. Cotto-Martínez, or Martínez-Cotto as we like to call it, for the Middleweight Championship of the World, Sergio Martínez against future Hall-of-Famer Miguel Cotto. Sergio began his training in Spain and spent about a month and a half there has moved his ... Read More »

SERGIO MARTINEZ MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL QUICK NOTES

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NEW YORK, NY / MIAMI FL (5/20/14) – World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son, SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ, along with promoter Lou DiBella, held an international media conference all earlier today in anticipation of his upcoming world title defense and the most eagerly anticipated boxing event of 2014 against three-division world champion and the Pride of ... Read More »

BOXNATION ADD CRAWFORD-GAMBOA, RIGONDEAUX-GUZMAN AND EXCITING YORK HALL BILL TO STACKED SUMMER CALENDAR

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LONDON (May 20) – BoxNation has added three more thrilling shows to its stacked summer calendar including two world title main events headlined by champions Terence Crawford and Guillermo Rigondeaux, plus the exciting York Hall bill led by rising star Frank Buglioni. It will be Ricky Burns’ conqueror Crawford who will be out first on June 28th when he makes ... Read More »

Face Off With Max Kellerman: Cotto/Martinez Premieres Tonight on HBO®

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May 17, 2014 – Fight fans eager for a unique inside look at the red-hot June 7th HBO Pay-Per-View® world middleweight championship battle between superstars Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez, the 160-pound lineal champ, should mark their calendars to catch an all-new edition of “Face Off,” starring the two prizefighters. “Face Off With Max Kellerman: Cotto/Martinez” debuts tonight at 12:30 ... Read More »

BOXNATION PROVES PUNCHING POWER AGAIN BY SECURING EXCLUSIVE UK RIGHTS TO MARTINEZ-COTTO MEGAFIGHT

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LONDON (May 16) – This summer’s eagerly anticipated showdown between superstars Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation. ‘The Channel of Champions’ has once again proved its punching power by landing the mega middleweight world title clash on June 7th at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York. This follows an incredible 2014 ... Read More »