Miguel Cotto TKO Sergio Martinez in 9th Round
Miguel Cotto enforced a brutal beating on Sergio Martinez and become first Puerto Rican boxer to have won world championship titles in 4 different weight classes. Cotto TKO Martinez in 9th round having dropped him 3 times in the first round.
From the word go Cotto took control of the fight and the contest was virtualy over once the first round bell ring. Cotto not only put his authority on Martinez but he dropped him 3 times in the very first round. But credit to argentina boxer who made a fight of it after the round 1 but never landed any thing of note while Cotto landed 54% of his power shots.
Miguel Cotto made Puerto Rico proud by winning another title in 4th different weight class and now he will be looking to land a big payday fight come november-october this year. While it looks like end of the road for Martinez who had a great run in last few years but his injuries has caught with him and its hard to see him in the ring after the fight.
Cotto vs Martinez Preview:
Cotto (38-4) 31 of those victories came in knockouts is looking for a career defining victory against argentina sensation Sergio Martinez, who has a superb record of (51-2-2) with 28 knockouts to his name. Freddie Roach who is working with Miguel Cotto for the first time says they are working on making Cotto a little more ring smart and they dont have any issue with the weight going into the Martinez fight. Cotto moved to 160lbs to face Martinez who is fighting at junior “middleweight” since 2010.
Martinez has the slight advantage of height and size which could play a part in the outcome of the fight, specialy since Cotto had great difficulty fight Austin Trout in his last fight which he lost. In a sence for both boxers this is a make or break fight, If Cotto wins he might land a fight against Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao and lose will definately put his career to a level fron which it will be hard to bounce back. Martinez on the other hand coming back from two knee surgeries and he will be eager to keep his winning run going.