Tuesday 25 April 2017
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Middleweight king Sergio Martinez to return from injury against legit contender in April 2014

Sergio Martinez Madrid Olympics 2020

By Jordan Stoddart

Middleweight king Sergio Martinez has revealed that he will be back in action April 2014 at the earliest and will go straight into a big fight with a legitimate 160 lb container ideally back in his homeland. The Argentinean star (51(28)-2-2) is recovering after injuries to his left hand and his long-standing knee issue forced the WBC/Ring magazine ruler to take the rest of the year off. Martinez was last seen scraping past Britain’s Martin Murray, a fight in which many felt that the visitor had done enough to beat the lineal champion.

Martinez is currently in Madrid where he is representing the cities bid to bring the 2020 Olympic games over to Spain. He has been incredibly busy during his time off also featuring in an anti-bullying campaign in the US, as well as gracing Spanish TV for his stablemate Kiko Martinez’s thrilling IBF title win over Jhonatan Romero last month. Nevertheless, the popular champion is looking to rumble first thing next year and we can hopefully see a massive unification clash with WBA boss Gennady Golovkin come to fruition. “There is nothing definite yet, but I will return in April or May of 2014 and that this opportunity is in Argentina,” Martinez stated.

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