By Shawn Craddick
Recently Sergio Martinez let it be known that his career is almost over. He is finding the will to keep going even though he is turning 38yrs old soon. With a record of 50-2, 28 KO's to his credit, he has been having problems securing the big fights. He has called out Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr whom he beat earlier this year. We can pretty much write off Manny Pacquiao because he is coming off a knockout loss to a smaller fighter. Fans have said for the longest time that Sergio is to big and slick for Pacquiao and his power would be a big difference.
So that leaves Floyd Mayweather or Canelo Alvarez. Sergio has competed at 154lbs and 160lbs. Either one he can make easily. The only two names right now at 160lbs that would be worth the money would be Peter Quillin or Gennady Golovkin. At 154lbs the fans would die to see Sergio vs Floyd or Canelo. Right now though it seems like Floyd and Canelo are fighting on the same card on May 4th and if they both win, then that would set for a showdown between Floyd vs Canelo. So where does that leave Sergio?
Well Sergio has 3 fights left on his HBO deal and he will most likely be done with boxing. He has a fight coming up on April 27th against Martin Murray. That is one fight down and two left on his HBO contract. More than likely Sergio will go head to head against Mayweather in September when Floyd faces Canelo and Sergio Martinez faces Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in the rematch fans want to see. Both fights would bring in huge numbers in Sept since that is Mexican Independance day. Although it won't draw the amount of PPV Floyd and Canelo will generate, it would give him a run for his money.
Last but not least, if Floyd beats Canelo and Sergio wins in a rematch against Chavez, then maybe in 2014 we can see both men retire by fighting each other. Right now that is alot of if's because there is alot of fighting and winning that needs to be done. Stay tuned and let's see what 2013 brings us.