The 45-year-old Argentine will have his first fight since 2014 on Friday and is optimistic about his physical and boxing condition.
Sergio MartinezFormer world champion of the middleweight category, he will once again feel the adrenaline of a professional fight, the same one he felt for the last time in his defeat and farewell to Miguel Cotto back in June 2014.
Now, at 45, Maravilla set herself the goal of being able to get back into the ring and show that she is fit to tackle a fight. It will be this Friday against the Spanish Jose Miguel Fandino, in a contest framed in the middleweight and for which he already gave the weight: 73,400 kg.
The Argentine who reached the peak of his career with the unforgettable victory over Julio César Chávez Jr. in September 2012, in Las Vegas (in a 12th round for the heart attack), assures that he feels fit and even incredulous by the way in which get to this challenge.
“It fills me immensely with joy because I would never have imagined, ever, that at my age, when obviously all the boxers in the world are younger than me, I could have the level and performance that I am having. I am extraordinarily happy,” he confided. the man with record 51 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws (28 KOs), in conversation with TNT Sports.
Along the same lines, Maravilla stated: “Boxing is my life and I am what I am thanks to boxing, which occupies a place that nothing can occupy, no matter how much I do a thousand things. It is very good to venture into other activities, it makes me Well, complete. My problem will come when I imagine that something else will cause me the same adrenaline, the same love and the same passion that boxing caused me, which is unique in my life. “
The experienced quilmeño boxer will jump into the ring at El Malecon, in Torrelavega, to face a 25-year-old Spanish rival, with a 15-6-0 record, and who fought for local and regional titles and only once left Europe: fought in 2017 at the Osceola Heritage Center, Kissimmee, United States, and lost to Brazilian Esquiva Falcao.
You can watch the fight between Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez and José Miguel Fandiño at 18:00 in Argentina on TNT Sports (603 & 1603); at 6:00 p.m. from Uruguay, 5:00 p.m. from Chile and 4:00 p.m. from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru by SPACE (518/1518). And on DIRECTV GO, on all your screens.
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