Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/5/14
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Sergio Gabriel Martinez sent another resounding message to the boxing community by thumping the Hibernian-Briton Matthew Macklin on Saturday night. Macklin fought hard and had his moments, especially in the 5th and 7th Rounds. However, Macklin's mid-fight momentum caused Martinez to unleash more violence, leading to Macklin's corner to throw in the towel before the start of the 12th Round. Macklin proved even tougher than I thought he was (I predicted a 9th Round TKO), but otherwise the fight results were unsurprising, and Maravilla got his man out of there before the final bell. This was one more impressive statement by Martinez, who has now defeated five highly regarded fighters in the last two years. Of those five, only Kelly Pavlik survived to the final bell. Credit: All City Boxing All eyes now turn to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., and to understand why a short recent history lesson is in order. Martinez was the WBC Middleweight Champion until the WBC, under Pr...
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