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Martinez bucks up late, KOs Barker

Updated: October 2, 2011, 2:07 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Middleweight champ Sergio Martinez spent most of the prefight build-up for his bout against Darren Barker talking about his desire for big-name opponents, not about Barker.

Martinez talked about wanting Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather Jr., the two fighters ahead of him on the pound-for-pound list. He even said he would drop down to 150 pounds to land a fight with either of them.

Martinez spent way more time talking about those fighters ...

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