Healthy Martinez ready for Cotto

Middleweight champ says knee issues are behind him entering Saturday's fight

Originally Published: June 4, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

During the memorable 12th round of middleweight champion Sergio Martinez's defense against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in September 2012, Martinez, who had otherwise dominated en route to a lopsided decision victory, got knocked down in a dramatic scene that brought the heavily pro-Chavez crowd to its feet.

But Martinez beat the count, engaged Chavez rather than run or hold and survived what would be hailed as the round of the year. However, on the knockdown, Martinez tore ligaments in ...

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