Martinez dares to return after four years of retirement without a tune-up into a rematch with Chavez Jr!
WOW! Rumors of a Sergio Martinez comeback had been circulating within the boxing world for months with fans dismissing the claim. 3kingsboxing.com has now learned that the rumor has become a reality.
The 43 year-old, four-time champion may return against nemesis Julio Cesar Chavez Jr November 17 in Las Vegas!
The last time fans seen Martinez was in 2014 when he turned in an abysmal performance against Miguel Cotto. Knocked down a whopping four times, the Argentine could not continue by the tenth round.
Moreover, Martinez entered the ring with two knee braces from previous knee surgeries that ultimately saw him withering before our eyes. This added to the heart-break of seeing a fighter who sat amongst Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao as one of the best fighters of the early 21st century dominated in such a fashion.
Chavez Jr last entered the ring in an abysmal performance of his own against lineal middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. Billed as “The War for the Pride of Mexico,” the fight was anything but a that.
The first fight between these two took place in September of 2012. Martinez would dominate for eleven straight rounds before getting caught by a right hand in the twelfth. A severely hurt Martinez got on his bicycle and clung on for dear life.
Chavez was literally one big punch from possibly knocking out a hurt Martinez but couldn’t get one to land before the final bell sounded.
The fighter from Mexico would be handed his first career defeat unanimously and has held a grudge since.
The rematch may be five years too late but it will be interesting to see how the knees of Martinez have healed. Will he be able to compete for one last major bout?
By: EJ Williams