Sergio Martinez says Kiko Martinez will beat Carl Frampton inside the distance when the pair clash in Betfair’s ‘Unfinished Business’ on February 9 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, live on Sky Sports.
The middleweight king manages the European super bantamweight champion who defends his title against unbeaten star Frampton. Sergio is backing his charge to upset Britain’s hottest super bantamweight in his hometown, and believes he will do so in devastating fashion.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr sent a chilling message to his detractors on Saturday night with a seventh round stoppage of top contender Andy Lee at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.
The victory sets up a mouth-watering tie with WBC diamond champion Sergio Martinez and their respective promoters Bob Arum and Lou DiBella are said to have verbally agreed the fight for autumn.
The boxing world was struck by some more bad news yesterday when it was revealed that former world champion Paul Williams has been left paralysed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident on Sunday.
The Birmingham fighter made life continually uncomfortable for the Argentinian, but he was knocked down twice in the 11th, causing his camp to withdraw their man.
Both fighters scaled comfortably inside the 160-pound limit with WBC diamond champion Martinez coming in ripped and ready at 157.5lbs while challenger Macklin was a touch heavier at 158lbs.
Speaking at the final press conference, Irishmen Macklin said it was his destiny to defeat the man he called the ‘real middleweight champion’ 18-years to the day he first laced a pair of gloves.
WBC middleweight diamond champion Sergio Martinez and challenger Matthew Macklin came together at sports store Modell’s in Times Square for a media workout ahead of the St Patrick’s Day dust up at Madison Square Garden this weekend, live on Sky Sports.
Darren Barker has been forced to pull out of a proposed world title clash with WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog after sustaining an injury in training.
The former unbeaten European champion was set to challenge the Russian in Moscow in May in a title tilt to be announced imminently when he injured his hip in training last Friday.