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Cotto vs. Martinez replay on HBO this Saturday, June 14th

By Dan Ambrose: Boxing fans will have the opportunity to catch the replay of the Miguel Cotto – Sergio Martinez fight this Saturday night on June 14th. The replay is of last Saturday night’s HBO pay-per-view bout which saw Cotto destroy a game but physically limited 39-year-old Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KO’s) in 9 brutal rounds before Martinez’s trainer Pablo Sarmiento had the good sense to stop the fight in the opening seconds of the 10th.

The Cotto-Martinez replay will start at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. The replay of the fight will be packaged with the title defense by WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov against challenger Chris Algieri from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Provodnikov-Algieii will take place after the Cotto vs. Martinez replay.

A lot of boxing fans didn’t get a chance to see the Cotto-Martinez fight due to it being on PPV, so this will give these fans a chance to see the fight without having to pay to see it.

The Cotto-Martinez fight will also be replayed on 6/15 at 9:30 a.m. and 6/17 at 12:25 a.m.

Cotto’s win over Martinez has gone a long ways in jump starting his career, as he came into the fight last Saturday night having lost 2 out of his last 3 fights with the only win coming against ESPN fighter Delvin Rodriguez. At least with a victory over Martinez, Cotto finally has a win over a credible fighter.

The last time that Cotto had beaten a fighter with a name was back in 2009 when Cotto defeated Joshua Clottey. Since then, Cotto’s victories have come against over-the-hill fighters like Antonio Margarito and Ricardo Mayorga, and lesser names like Michael Jennings, Yuri Foreman, and Delvin Rodriguez. Sergio Martinez is easily Cotto’s biggest win of his career by far. Before last Saturday, Cotto’s most important win was against a faded Shane Mosley in 2007.

Sergio came into last Saturday’s fight against Cotto as a 2-1 favorite, and he was expected to score a stoppage by a lot of boxing fans, even though he’d been out of the ring for the past 14 months. Fans still felt that he would be too big and too strong for Cotto to deal with. As it turns out, Cotto was too strong for Martinez.

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