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    Default Sergio Martinez Retires

    Thoughts, ideas, feelings?

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    Default Re: Sergio Martinez Retires

    I'm surprised nobody had mentioned it before... since the news is already a couple of days old. Sergio was a class act in boxing. A true gentleman, which is always a welcome respite from the Brandons and the Margaritos of the sport. He represented his country with honor, which is what a boxer should do. I'm sure Argentinians will always have a warm spot in their hearts for the man. It's also good he got out before suffering the kind of brain damage that some fighters suffer in the ring.

    My best wishes to Sergio and his future.

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    He's a class act, Argentina should be very proud of him. It took him longer than most to really get his chance to shine, but once he got it he took full advantage of the opportunity. He had some classic boxing displays and was the author of one of the best 1 punch knockouts in the history of the sport.

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    Default Re: Sergio Martinez Retires

    Was it his knees that gave way?
    Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.

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    Default Re: Sergio Martinez Retires

    I remember him getting floored by Richard Williams , then getting up to win.
    I don't think anyone thought he would go on to have such a great career.
    Enjoy your retirement champ!
    Remember reality is an illusion caused by a lack of alcohol .

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    Was never a real fan, but I respect the man. I was bitter about him knocking Paul Williams out right when he was on his way to being on top. He has some good wins but I don't think he was as good as everyone was saying before the Cotto fight. Took too long to step up his competition level. Really inflated record if you ask me. Don't know when he lost his legs but he looked like Antwaun Echols against Cotto...legs were just two stiff and he's know for his movement, so its good he realized its a wrap for his career.

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    All the best to him. A great boxer, it's just a shame his success took so long. Wish he would have retired before the Cotto fight, he was all used up.
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    It was beyond time for retirement, was a favorite of mine and I didn't watch the Cotto fight all the way thru , got to sad for my liking.

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    Didn't he already retire after Cotto? What was the holdup on his announcement?

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    The first time I watched him I wanted him to be ko'd..and he was. Then he dug in and plowed back and to me was always the very non typical battler-boxer from Argentina.The flash and top trap setter with top handspeed. Cocky as all fook but it worked! Definitely a class operator and stayed humble in the end. Probably one of the very few that will have to ko an opponent and decision him once just to settle on a terrible draw Martinez is the definition of grinding out potential with a second life and shot. Good dude all around.

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    He always behaved the way a champion should inside and outside the ring. A great person didn't have a long run at the top but it was fun while a lasted he deserves to enjoy his retirement.
    “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”
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    People forget that had it not been for Pavlik's staph infection, Martinez wouldn't have had the opportunity to fight Paul Williams as a last minute replacement at that time. Who knows how long his time in obscurity would have lasted. Glad it worked out for him.

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    sergio martinez is a good guy and has had a good career

    most over rated fighter of recent times tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by erics44 View Post
    sergio martinez is a good guy and has had a good career

    most over rated fighter of recent times tho



    I don't see why ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord Al View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by erics44 View Post
    sergio martinez is a good guy and has had a good career

    most over rated fighter of recent times tho



    I don't see why ?
    he was rated lb4lb number 2 or 3 after winning 2 out of 4 fights, then went on to beat a number of fringe contendors

    dont get me wrong hes a great fighter and has looked good in the latter years

    but hes was never in the top 2 or 3 fighters in the world
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