Former WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is to undergo thorough tests on his ailing knees in the autumn as the talented Argentinian hopes to be given the all clear to resume his career.
According to trusted manager Sampson Lewkowicz, the 39 year-old veteran is aiming to make a comeback after suffering a bad defeat to Miguel Cotto in June, but will not make any rash decisions on retirement until doctors run the rule over his past injuries.
“Sergio wants to have full assurance that he is well physically, after the hard fight against Miguel Cotto. Besides he will also be testing his knees, which have given trouble lately,” said Lewkowicz.
“Sergio wants to witness the rematch between “Mayweather and Maidana” on September 13th in Las Vegas. And then he’ll travel to New York to undergo these studies with excellent physicians, who’ve also gained experience with NBA and professional hockey players,” he added.
Martinez was put humiliatingly down four times at New York’s world famous Madison Square Garden by the rugged Puerto Rican in surrendering his green belt at 160lbs, but still believes he has something to offer the sport once 100% fit.
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