Found October 05, 2011 on
Athletes in most sports often find it hard to get motivated when they face supposedly inferior opposition. If you watched Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27 Kos) take on Darren Barker (23-1. 14 Kos) in their middleweight tilt at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic city on Oct. 1 you’ll realize that boxing is no different. Martinez might have won via an 11th-round knockout, but he looked far from being at the top of his game.You can either blame the formerly undefeated Englishman Barker for this since he was basically a no-name opponent or give him credit for making Martinez look mediocre throughout most of the fight. It was probably a little bit of both as Martinez didn’t look his usual motivated self and Barker was a frustrating opponent.It’s a good bet that the WBC Diamond Middleweight Champion from Argentina would have looked a lot sharper against the likes of Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. Martinez suffered a nose injury in the fourth round and breathing became harder for him after tha...
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Risk vs. Reward.
That is something humans analyze day after day. Have you ever been in the turning lane and you are trying to judge how quickly the car is coming towards you so you can decide if you can make the turn or not?
Sergio Martinez is that fighter that is flying 60 MPHs and no one wants to take the chance of being hit.
As I discussed in my post why you shouldn’t...
This Friday, ESPN The Magazine's third annual "Body Issue" will hit newsstands around the world. One of the featured athletes in the edition is the number one middleweight, and top three pound-for-pound fighter in the world, WBC Diamond belt Middleweight Champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez. Martinez is fresh off his world championship defense this...
Previously undefeated middleweight Darren Barker fought better than anyone expected ... and still lost virtually every round against pound-for-pound #3 Sergio Martinez. We've got complete fight coverage, including punch stats and official scoring at the time of the stoppage.
On the undercard, middleweight contender Andy Lee avenged the only loss of his professional career with...
With memories of Youngstown’s Kelly Pavlik fading like old film, middleweight champion Sergio Martinez continues to ride high in the ring. The WBC titlist improved to 48-2-2 on Saturday night in Atlantic City, N.J., as he scored his 26th stoppage against game Darren Barker (23-1, 14 KOs) from Great Britain.