The boxing world is in for a treat on Saturday night when Sergio Martinez defends his WBC middleweight title against Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden.
There is no doubt that tonight’s fight will bring some excitement, and promoter Lou DiBella expects a hard effort from Martinez.
“[HBO broadcasters Jim] Lampley and [Max] Kellerman were asking him if he could go 12 hard rounds,” DiBella said, via Yahoo. “Hell, the guy went 12 hard rounds in a tropical typhoon with a bad shoulder, his knee ripped around and a broken hand, and he never quit. Here, he’s going to be in climate-controlled Madison Square Garden and he’s not going to be slipping around on a wet ring.
“He’ll be fine. People are also talking about the 14 months off, but he’s not going to forget how to box. This guy’s athleticism is on a par with Roy Jones’, and the time off will be good for him. He got time to recuperate and heal.”
How can you tune in to tonight’s big fight between Martinez and Cotto? Here is all of the information you will need to tune into the action from the opening blow:
Date: Saturday, June 7
Start Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Location: New York, New York
TV Info: HBO
Live Stream: Box Nation
Who do you think will come away with the win and the belt? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.