Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez, Former WBC junior middleweight and middleweight champion, is already looking for a return date, hopefully in early December (1st or 2nd).
Martinez (52-3-2, 29 KO’s) returned on August 21st against Jose Miguel Fandino in Torrelavega (Spain) and secured an inside the distance win. Originally frowned upon considering how he looked in his prior fight, against Miguel Cotto in 2014, it was a fine performance and is now ranked sixth by the WBA. The aim for Martinez is to get a crack at WBA “regular” champion Ryota Murata.
Speaking to Telam, Martinez explained…
“It has been an intense day, quite intense, you know, a lot of work it is very good to work like that, it is great to see the progress come so fast, very fast.
“The dates are tentative, but in principle my team and I agreed on early December and unless things get complicated for us with COVID-19, we will fight on those days, at most a week later, but surely against a more demanding rival than Fandino, someone harder who will allow us to evaluate where I am standing.
“Of course it surprised me a bit, it is all happening very fast, but in boxing these things happen, some have come against me [over that ranking]… but this has come to my advantage and I will try to take advantage of it.”