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Here is what I found ironic.
Last week, Canelo Alvarez won a fight landing and throwing a lot less punches than Austin Trout. He scored a clean knockdown and the consensus was, he won the fight because he simply threw harder punches.
This week, Martin Murray throws almost as many, lands more of the harder punches and scores a clean knockdown on Sergio Martinez, but it is Martinez who claims the victory.
How does that happened?
The fight was in Argentina and there was no way a close fight was going to go Murray’s way, even if in my mind he won the fight, for the reasons I stated above.
Just another reason why I wrote the article on why boxing scoring needs to be revamped for modern times. Even though Martinez won, he has been knocked down three times in his last four fights. He isn’t the elite pound for pound guy anymore. His age, boxing style and surgeries are starting to catch up with him.
Father time is still undefeated.
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Despite getting bloodied and hitting the canvas midway through the eighth round, Argentinean Sergio Martinez unanimously outpointed formidable Englishman Martin Murray to escape with The Ring and WBC middleweight belts on Saturday night in Buenos Aires. Battling in the South American Paris for the first time in 11 years, all three judges ruled that the hometown Martinez (51-2-2,...
Sergio Martinez retained his WBC middleweight title, unanimously outpointing Martin Murray on Saturday night despite being sent to the canvas several times by the Englishman.
The three judges all scored the fight 115-112 in favor of the defending champion in his first fight in his hometown in 11 years after fighting mostly in Europe.
Martinez has 53 victories in 55 fights. It was...
Sergio Martinez made his long-awaited return to the ring on Saturday night. Even more long-awaited was his homecoming return to Argentina, where a legion of screaming fans awaited the middleweight champ. Did he deliver on their expectations against unbeaten British challenger Martin Murray?
Below, find our complete Martinez vs. Murray results, as well as coverage of the Chris Arreola...
Middleweight kingpin Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez defeated Martin Murray on Saturday night in Argentina, to the delight of tens of thousands of screaming home country supporters. It was a close, fairly even contest, although Martinez did enough to capture the unanimous decision victory. All three judges had the fight scored 115-112 for Martinez.
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Martin Murray came close to ruining middleweight champion Sergio Martinez’s homecoming party in Buenos Aires on Saturday, but fell just short. In front of more than 40,000 singing, screaming Argentine fans, Murray put forward a workmanlike effort against a champion who seemed to be at a little less than his best.
Martinez, who would complain of a broken left hand after the...
The Ring and WBC middleweight titlist Sergio Martinez and British contender Martin Murray tipped the scales on Friday for their bout tonight in Buenos Aires. Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs), a 38-year-old who most recently fought on September 15 defeating Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. by a unanimous decision to capture the WBC belt, weighed 159.6. Comparatively, Murray (25-0-1, 11 KOs), last...
The Ring and WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez will be shelved for the remainder of 2013 after deteriorating against formidable Englishman Martin Murray on Saturday night in Buenos Aires. Despite suffering another right knee injury, broken left hand and bad cut over his left eye, the hometown Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KOs) controversially outscored the 30-year-old Murray (25-1...
It was a great display of how popular the sport of boxing is worldwide and the United States. Last week close to 40,000 fans filled the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. One week later 40,000 plus fans fill an Argentina soccer stadium for Argentinian athlete of the year for 2012, and one of boxing’s [...]
Boxing saw a lot of action this weekend, and some of it has left serious question marks hanging over two of the most marketable names in the game: Sergio Martinez and Amir Khan. Both came out victors in tough fights this weekend, but because both fights were tough observers have been left wondering if both men are not perhaps on a downslide.
Murray Stretches Martinez