Martinez targeting Mayweather fight

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  1. ZroC

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    by Jhonny Gonzalez

    WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28KOs) has a full plate for 2013, but the boxer and his team are still hungry to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    On April 27th in Argentina, Martinez will defend his title against unbeaten British contender Martin Murray. If Martinez wins, he will face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a big fall rematch. Chavez still has to get licensed after failing a drug test following the September loss to Martinez, and he must win a probable return fight in May.

    If the plans proceed on schedule, there wont be any time for a Mayweather dance in 2013, but Martinez and his coach are hoping to land the opportunity.

    Pablo Sarmiento, Martinez's trainer, said: "The fight I want for Sergio is Mayweather. Right now I think that fight is still a possibility. But first comes Martin Murray in April, and then [in the fall] is a likely rematch with Chavez."

    Sarmiento says they are not overlooking Murray, the WBA's interim-champion, and respect him very much.

    "Murray is and unbeaten champion and he must be respected rather than talk about what's coming in the future. Every boxer fighters until the last round against Sergio and that will be the same scenario with Murray."
     
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    The most exciting fight Money can make right now. Mayweather would never take this fight, unfortunately. Martinez is wasting his time trying.
     
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    I'd rather see the Canelo fight.
     
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    I don't get why Sergio get a pass for calling out smaller fighters all the time. Nobody else gets one. If Maywather was chasing Rios, peope would shit all over him. Sergio should be standing his ground at MW and clean.out the div. GGG,Gale,Kid Chocolate,Pirog. All great fights for him. the Murry fight is a good one. Just do what a champion does and defend the crown and not chase anyone.
     
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    If my aunt had a dick she would be my uncle.
     
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    Not if Mayweather was willing to go to 140 for it. Martinez has said he'd come down to 154 and meet Floyd at the weight he's a champ at. Floyd then said he wants 150.
     
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    What belt does Floyd have. Who did he beat to get it.
     
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    Martinez needs to get past Murray before he even considers a Mayweather fight.

    Floyd has no obligation to fight a middleweight, just like Pacquiao doesn't. Floyd is a 147lb fighter, he only goes up to 154lbs for big money fights. Martinez needs to fight at 154lb and show he can sell a PPV before the fight becomes a serious possibility.
     
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    Pretty much this. Martinz can sell a PPV with JCC Jr and Pac/Manny (just like anyone else). He really isn't big enough that Floyd needs to worry about going all the way up to fight him as opposed to taking other challengers closer in weight.

    Not to mention Sergio's schedule is complete already for an entire year. There really is no reason to even bring up Mayweather.
     
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    LOL what??
     
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    Great fight potential...I would definitely watch...
     
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    This fucking guy....

    Replace Floyd with Manny and the conversation does a complete 180. Go dig up some old threads on the subject. Pac-Martinez is the most absurd thing ever. But the Mayweather-Martinez is perfectly reasonable and if Floyd was a 'true champion' he would take the fight

    These pactards are so oblivious to their own bullshit it's jaw dropping.
     
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    This might be the second fight in PBF's history where he might be the underdog according to Vegas Odd makers.
     
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    pacquiao never fought at 154 ( the margarito fight was a 150 lbs catchweight for a bogus suleyman belt , and pacquiao came in at 145 LBs that night )

    mayweather is a two time legit 154 champion who beat the likes of DLH and cotto at that weight

    not hard to see the difference
     
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    Don't even try that crap. Floyd weighed in at 150 and 151 for those fights. His skill won him those fights. He overcame a size disadvantage in both.
     
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    That's correct, Floyd doesn't really fight at 154, just like Pacquiao didn't. Floyd re hydrated down to below 150lbs for the Cotto fight, and that could be seen in fight, where he was clearly outsized.
     
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    "try" what ?

    mayweather is bigger than pacquiao ( 151 > 144.5 ) = fact
    mayweather accomplished more at 154 by being a two time champion without catchweights = fact

    martinez vs mayweather at 154 makes more sense than martinez vs pacquiao at 154 = Fact
     
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    Pacquiao come in at 151lb vs Marquez, what's your point? It's pretty clear that both fighters can fight around 150lbs when they need to, but neither has been up to the full weight.

    You facts are completely meaningless, neither fighter re hydrates far past 150lbs. If your going on their last fights, Pacquiao weighed more as a welterweight than Floyd did as a junior middleweight. Hows that suit your bias logic.

    Floyd went up to 154 originally for one of the biggest fights in boxing history, you better believe Pacquiao would do the exact same if a similar fight presented its self to him right now.
     
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    Can we not turn every thread into a PBF vs Manny dick sucking contest?

    Let's keep this about Serg vs PBF.
     

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