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Will Martinez ever get a big payday?

Lou DiBella has never been one to mince words or play games when it comes to promoting his fighters. After witnessing his prized brawler Sergio Martinez handle Sergiy Dzinziruk with relative ease, DiBella knows who the best fighter in the world is.

The problem is, he may never get his fighter the payday he deserves.

“This was like Secretariat against another thoroughbred,” said DiBella. “Dzinziruk’s a good fighter, but Martinez is a hall-of-fame fighter.”

There wasn’t really a need to ask DiBella who the best pound-for-pound fighter is. But someone did and DiBella answered in the only way he could.

“I really believe right now that you can say he is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world,” said DiBella. “Particularly with [Manny] Pacquiao fighting easy touches, with Mayweather on the shelf, this is the best fighter in the world. He’s a --- beast.”

As well as Martinez fought and as much as he may bring to a negotiating table, DiBella is convinced he won’t be able to get that big-money fight he’s been hoping for.

Said DiBella: “He does everything. He has speed, he has power, he has flair. I’ve never had a fighter like this. This guy is so good it’s frightening…We want the biggest fight possible. But we’re not going to get a huge fight. You think Bob Arum’s ever putting one of his guys in with this animal? Never.

DiBella had hoped to get Martinez into the ring with Miguel Cotto. But that didn't happen. Cotto instead opted to take on Ricardo Mayorga, scoring a TKO in the 12th round. 

New York Sports