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VIDEO: Sergio Martinez and the WBA

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By Geoffrey Ciani: Former middleweight champion Sergio Martinez will be 48 years old next month and he has not had a significant victory at 160 in nearly 10 years, and yet amazingly, Martinez is ranked as the #3 middleweight in the entire world according to the WBA sanctioning body.

Once upon a time Maravilla was an outstanding boxer with a great abundance of skill and talent, and his unorthodox fighting style was mighty entertaining. He is best known for his pair of fights against ‘Punisher’ Paul Williams, as well as matches against Kelly Pavlik and Miguel Cotto. The fight with Cotto happened all the way back in June 2014, when Martinez was stopped in round 10, losing his claim to the WBC and lineal middleweight championships. A year later he retired, and it appeared that his loss against Cotto was the final match up in an excellent career.

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But like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Martinez made a comeback back in the summer of 2020, and he’s been active, winning 5 fights since that time. But none of those wins were particularly notable. And here we are! While many fans were unaware of the fact that Martinez had even made a comeback at all, the WBA was apparently mighty impressed by this streak of under the radar low key victories, and they have him ranked as the #3 middleweight in the world.

How and why did the 47 going on 48 year old former middleweight champion earn a position as the #3 ranked middleweight in the world according to the WBA sanctioning body?

It is a huge mystery, but this edition of Rummy’s Corner will provide some quick thoughts and perspective on the current situation involving Sergio Martinez and the shady WBA ogranization. Please watch and enjoy the video for one man’s opinion. This is Rummy’s Corner (produced and narrated by Geoffrey Ciani).

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