On April 17, 2010, Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), the man nicknamed "Maravilla," became the middleweight champion of the world by defeating Kelly Pavlik.
According to USA Today, lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is apparently the target of harassment.
After any big fight in boxing fails to deliver, the headlines pour... 'Boxing is dead,' 'This sport is dying,' and 'This is the reason MMA has taken over.'
After Floyd "Money" Mayweather's crowd-pleasing Cinco de Mayo victory over 154lb champion Miguel Cotto, fans and sportswriters have been calling for a clash between Mayweather and Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao, the other top pound-for-pound fighter of the world.
Unfamiliar to many casual fight fans and the public mainstream, Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO) may be boxing's best kept secret.
While the majority of the boxing world has been clamoring for a super fight in the Middleweight division between Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, DiBella Entertainment's 160 pound contender, Irish Andy Lee, has been slated to face the current WBC Middleweight title holder on June 16th, at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX, first.
The fight that many thought would never take place, Sergio Martinez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, is officially one step closer to becoming a reality!
Rumors are swirling in Las Vegas that a three way blockbuster deal will be announced shortly involving Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (45-0-1, 31 KO) and Andy Lee (27-1, 19 KO).
Following Sergio Martinez's spectacular performance in stopping the very courageous Matthew Macklin this past Saturday night, promoter Lou DiBella spoke to the media regarding a potential match-up between the universally-recognized Middleweight Champion and Floyd Mayweather.