For the past 4 years Sergio Martinez has reigned supreme as the WBC middleweight champion of the world and has won 6 consecutive title bout defenses as he hopes to make it a lucky number 7 in a row. Sergio Gabriel Martinez will face Miguel Cotto for the WBC middleweight title on June 6 from Madison Square Garden, New York. Martinez opened as a -220 favorite with the Boxing odds while Cotto opened as a +175 dog.
Sergio Gabriel Martinez
Sergio Gabriel Martinez was born on February 21, 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and now resides in Madrid Spain. He stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall and with a reach of 73 inches from a southpaw stance. Martinez has a career record of 51 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws. Out of his 51 wins 28 have come by knockout while just 1 out of his 2 losses were by knockout. Martinez is coming off a 12 round unanimous decision win lover Martin Murray in a bout that took place on April 27, 2013 in Argentina for the WBC middleweight title. Prior to that Martinez scored a 12 round unanimous decision win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on September 15, 2012 in Las Vegas which was also for the WBC middleweight title.
The 33 year old Miguel Cotto stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall with a reach of 67 inches and an orthodox stance. Cotto was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA and now resides in Puerto Rico. Cotto has a career record of 38 wins, 4 losses, and 0 draws. Out of his 38 wins, 31 have come by knockout while just 2 out of his 4 career losses have come by knockout. Cotto is coming off a 3rd round technical knockout win over Delvin Rodriguez which snapped a two bout losing streak in which he was defeated by Austin Trout in a unanimous decision and by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a unanimous decision.
Cotto has not been able to fight at a championship level since 2011 and Martinez is the proven commodity!