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Sergio Martinez’s manager says Mayweather fight is impossible now

martinez434By Dan Ambrose: With Floyd Mayweather Jr. now fighting on Showtime instead of HBO, Sampson Lewcowicz, the manager for WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, says that a fight between Martinez and Mayweather is now out of the realm of possibilities due to the two fighters being on different networks.

Lewcowicz said to “No chance, absolutely none. He (Mayweather) is on Showtime and HBO us.”

It probably doesn’t matter what network Mayweather fights on, he’s not going to move up to middleweight to fight the 38-year-old Martinez and he’s not going to fight Gennady Golovkin either. I think Mayweather’s fight against Miguel Cotto last May taught him a lesson by giving him a clue that he doesn’t have the size to be fighting junior middleweights or middleweights.

Martinez is a step up from Cotto and Mayweather likely wouldn’t have taken that fight under any circumstances, even if Martinez drained down to 147 to face Mayweather. It’s just a bad match-up for Mayweather now that he’s 36 and can’t move like he used to. If this was a 25-year-old Mayweather then I think he’d beat Martinez at 154 or 160, but he’s not going to beat him at 36, and I imagine he knows this. Martinez is too big and too strong for Mayweather.

Mayweather is going to face nothing but 147 pounders in his 6-fight contract with Showtime/CBS. He’s not going to face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and he certainly isn’t going to face Sergio Martinez. It’s too late in the game for Mayweather to be making that fight, and he doesn’t need to with him making $30 million per fights to face welterweights.

Martinez is the one that needs Mayweather and not the other way around. Martinez just needs to look to face guys like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Austin Trout and Canelo instead of wasting time against fighters like Martin Murray. That’s a wasted fight for Martinez.

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