According to Boxingscene.com, Jeff Mayweather believes his nephew WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather would beat lineal middleweight titlist Sergio Martinez. Jeff believes Martinez’s style of boxing would play into his hands, thus giving “Money” ample opportunity to put a clinic on the Argentine native.
That said, Jeff thinks Martinez would have some advantages too:
“The thing is, to be honest, Floyd walks around at about 154 pounds. This guy walks around at 180 pounds. Realistically, to fight this guy, even if he’s fighting at 150, I think Floyd would beat him anyway. Especially if he fights like that, having his hands down, Floyd would tag him all night. He’s nowhere near as fast as Floyd,” Jeff said.
Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KOs) who recently scored a stoppage against British boxer Matthew Macklin has been seeking the big day fights, and at 37, time isn’t on his side.
Potential clashes with the likes of WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., WBO welterweight king Manny Pacquiao as well as Mayweather have been mentioned in the past, but so far nothing has come to fruition.
Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) is set to face off against Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs) on Cinco de Mayo for the WBA super welterweight title and Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) is slated to defend his belt against undefeated WBO light welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley on June 9.
Also, on June 1, Money is due to begin a 90-day prison spell for domestic violence charges and “Pac-Man” is looking towards retirement with probably one more fight on the horizon—a superfight between himself and Mayweather.
As a consequence, Martinez’s options are limited to say the least.
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