Cotto vs. Martinez
June 7, 2014 // 9 p.m. ET (HBO PPV)
Madison Square Garden, New York
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Speed

Regarding permanent speed, which arises from the pressure and volume of punches thrown, the advantage is for Cotto. However, in terms of the speed from defensive reflexes and explosiveness, Martinez surpasses Cotto. The middleweight champion's physical problems and any potential post-operative rust could affect him in that area, but that remains to be seen.


Advantage: Martinez

-- Bernardo Pilatti

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