Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/27/14
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Sergio Martinez, slated to fight Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. on Saturday, Sept. 15 on HBO, has fought to maintain a positive persona. He's involved in numerous charitiies and causes and even competed in a TV dance competition in his home country of Argentina. Martinez explains how he has found success as a world-class fighter without falling victim to the negativity sometimes associated with boxing. Martinez on becoming a world-class fighter I believe that as a professional athlete in the public eye, it is my duty to be the voice to the individuals and groups that cannot be heard. This is very close to my heart and that is why I devote my time to many causes to bring awareness to these issues. I would agree that you do not have to act with a negative demeanor or a thuggish attitude in order to be a world-class fighter. In the end the people that you are trying to impress with that attitude will not be there to help you once your career is over. What is important is dedicating yours...
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