Scott and Connor are back to preview another big pay-per-view card. This time we're talking Cotto-Martinez. This Saturday, June 7th, Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez will meet in a "middleweight" fight to determine the future of both men's careers. Neither man is in his prime, but both are proud, emotional, and undeniably talented boxers, and this matchup should be a good one.
Also featured on the card is a rematch between Marvin Sonsona and Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. Vasquez (23-3-1, 19 KO) knocked Sonsona (18-1-1, 15 KO) out when he was nineteen years old, but four years and four wins later, Sonsona is a much more polished fighter. Will it be enough to turn the tables against Vasquez, who rarely makes technical mistakes?
Jorge Melendez vs Javier Maciel isn't a fight that particularly stirs the imagination, but one can't help but feel that Maciel (28-3, 20 KO) makes this a more interesting matchup than the original pairing, which had Melendez (28-3-1, 26 KO) facing Yuri Foreman. Nonetheless, Melendez is a serious power puncher, and a kill-or-be-killed type of fighter, which should make his fight with the crafty Maciel, who's no featherduster himself, an interesting watch.
A junior middleweight battle between Andy Lee and John Jackson is expected to kick off the card. Lee (32-2, 22 KO) was a solid middleweight, if not a great one, so it will be interesting to see how his massive frame handles this weight cut, while John Jackson's (18-1, 15 KO) bloodlines alone are enough to interest boxing fans--he is the son of legendary power puncher Julian Jackson, who made a career out of murdering better boxers in the 80s.
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