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‘Maravilla’ Martínez bets on River Plate in the final of the Libertadores

‘Maravilla’ Martínez bets on River Plate in the final of the Libertadores

The Argentine boxer Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martínez bet in an interview with EFE for River Plate as the winner in the final of the Copa Libertadores against Boca Juniors, which ended with a 2-2 in the first leg at ‘La Bombonera’ and the Saturday, November 24 at the Monumental Stadium.

«I bet on those of (Marcelo) Gallardo (River’s coach), but above all I want the public to win. If the public wins, we all win “, said the boxer from Quilmes (Argentina) during an interview with EFE in one of the gyms of the chain he owns in Madrid.

The former super welterweight and middleweight world champion who retired in 2015 and is planning his return to the rings, is a River Plate fan “without being too crazy”, with “passion, but not excessive” and valued the 2-2 of the first leg at ‘La Bombonera’, the Boca Juniors stadium, like a great show.

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«I saw the first leg. I thought it was great, a good game and a very nice final that was up to the task. It was not a locked game, nor with violence, it was a beautiful game, “he said.

The boxer praised the peaceful atmosphere experienced in the first leg of ‘La Bombonera’, in which there was no visiting public as usual in Argentine football in recent years for security reasons.

«In Argentina that there is violence is the tango of every day and it was not like that. It was a real party and I hope they continue that way and that Argentine football continues to be reflected in this final, “said Martínez. EFE

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