What a weekend, I got to sit back relax and watch my wife (boxing) perform in front of me as Sergio Gabriel Martinez sat Sergiy Dzinziruk down once in the fourth, and again in the fifth, then three times in the eighth. I also watched the hyped match up between Miguel “Still Protected” Cotto and Ricardo “Full Of Smoke” Mayorga. As always, I was very impressed with Martinez, a lot of people believe the punch that left Paul “Go Back To Welterweight” Williams asleep with his eyes wide open, was a lucky shot but if you watch the fight Martinez was setting that shot up since the opening bell.
Martinez fights with his brain and he showed how brilliant he is once again on Saturday night. He’s a special fighter, he cares about the boxing fans, and he performs to his best ability, he makes adjustments very quick, something most fighters can not do. His style is awkward, he’s a southpaw with a boxing I.Q. – that’s trouble for his opponent but its what makes him successful, and now he has the money to match that million dollar smile with that Burger King Crown.
I wasn’t impressed with the Cotto vs Mayorga, maybe I was expecting more from the fight, such as an earlier knockout. Mayorga has been getting KO’ed every other fight since Felix Trinidad stopped him in the 8th round back in 2004, De La Hoya took Mayorga out in the 6th round all the way back in 2006, then Shane took Mayorga out in the 12th round in 2008, with a left hook, a second before the ending bell sounded. Cotto should have stopped him earlier – I was going for the 5th. Mayorga hasn’t been the same since his two victories over the late Vernon Forrest back in 2003.
Mayorga advertises cigarettes, beer, and poor sportsmanship, he shouldn’t last 12 rounds with any athlete but he’s doing it. Mayorga is just an exciting opponent that once held the belt. He will always get a check when a fighter in his weight class is trying to make a come back and needs a tune-up fight.
I don’t think Cotto is a special fighter at all, in my eyes he is one dimensional, he comes forward until you bop him upside that head, then he starts retreating. Yes, boxing world, that’s retreating, not boxing. Its a big difference from what Cotto does and Ali did in the ring, and how Yuri Foreman once did before them knees gave out. The way Andre Dirrell was before Abraham robbed him. I believe Cotto is successful because he was moved very well in his career, and Chop Chop takes nose dives just to survive. Cotto should always thank God and his team for guiding his career and keeping him away from danger until The Tijuana Tornado sucked him up and threw his soul into Pac-Mans maze, and we all know how much Pac-Man loves to chase catch and eat ghost.
After watching both fights I know that I will be champ. If Cotto can do it I can do it. If Sergio can do it I can do it no matter my age, all I have to do is continue to walk with greatness and believe in God, and it’s looking like I will be fighting soon on Maureen Shea’s Pandoras Promotion and Mariusz Kolodziej’s Global Boxing Promotion card, and when I do I will show my God-gifted abilities and help the world understand why I’m an avoided fighter, that has two losses, one by stoppage, a real T.K.O (laughs) come on, I’m a opponent, right?
Richard Pierson is a middleweight boxer based in New Jersey who was called, on the record, a “future world champion” by then-reigning world Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, who employed Richard as a sparring partner. Richard’s popular Boxing Blog appears regularly at this site.