Miguel Cotto vs Sergio Martinez
Miguel Cotto, nicknamed Junito, has fought in various classes; light middleweight, welterweight, light welterweight and middleweight. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and has been involved in forty two matches during his career. Of these, he has won an astounding thirty eight and thirty one these matches by KOs. He has also represented Puerto Rico at various international tournaments, including the Olympics and the Pan American Games. He rose to fame when he won silver at the Junior World Championship in 1998. Three years later, he kicked off his career in pro boxing and by 2004, had won titles such as the WBO Junior Welterweight Championship. He defended said title six times and only vacated it when he moved to the Welterweight Division.
In his first match in the welterweight division, he won the WBA Welterweight Championship after defeating Carlos Quintana. He went on to defend the title against the likes of Alfonso Gomez, Zab Judah, Oklay Urkal and Shane Mosley. He then went on to defeat Michael Jennings for the WBO Welterweight Championship. In 2010, he graduated to the light middleweight division and won the WBA Super Welterweight Championship in his first match after defeating Yuri Foreman. He has also won the WBO Super Welterweight Championship and the WBA Super Welterweight Championship Super Title.
His opponent, Sergio Martinez, nicknamed The Marvel, is a light middleweight and middleweight boxer with a seventy five meter reach. He hails from Avellaneda in Buenos Aires and has fought far more matches than Cotto, so the experience scale tips in his favor. In his fifty five career matches to date he has won an amazing fifty one. Of these, twenty eight have been by KO and two were draws.
Martinez is the current The Ring, Lineal and WBC Middleweight Champion. He has also won the WBC Light Middleweight Championship, the WBC Latino championship and the WBO Latino championship. He is ranked fifth in the world by the likes of Yahoo! Sports, ESPN and Sports Illustrated with The Ring ranking him at seventh. He has also won awards such as the Fighter of the Year from BWAA and The Ring. He has also won the Knockout of the Year Award from The Ring and has been declared as the Boxer of the Year twice by the WBC.
Martinez has defeated the likes of Kelly Pavlik, Sergiy Dzinziruk, Paul Williams, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Darren Barker to rank among the best in the business today. Overall, Martinez has won four Major World Titles, one Minor World title, The Ring/Lineal Championship, three International Titles and the special WBC Diamond Middleweight Championship. The slugfest between Cotto and Martinez is one of the most anticipated fights of the year. Fireworks are guaranteed when these two gladiators step inside the ring for that what will be a fight to remember. Book your Miguel Cotto vs Sergio Martinez tickets and watch them go at it live.