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21 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Martinez Is Prepared To Fight Pacquiao And Mayweather At 154


Boxer of the Year and world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has said that he is willing to face Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr at a catch weight of 154lbs.

Speaking to On The Ropes Radio the 36 year-old SecondsOut Fighter of the Year said: "I never said to Pacquiao or Mayweather to come up to my weight at 160 pounds.

"What I said in the past was hey, let’s make an agreement. Let’s do a catch weight or let’s fight at 154 pounds."

Martinez may well be happy to drop down in weight but it is highly unlikely Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach or promoter Bob Arum will ever allow Pacquiao to face the much bigger Martinez, preferring instead to keep Pacman strong at 147 pounds.

Martinez also believes Pacquiao and Mayweather may be waiting for him to get a little older before deciding to face him.

"I’m pretty sure that’s probably what their intentions are,” said Martinez. “I mean Pacquiao is fighting everybody that’s either 36 or 37 or 38, and it’s the same thing with Mayweather, besides taking on (Victor) Ortiz. A lot of his opponents are really much older so that might be the case."

August 9, 2011



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