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Sunday, 18 March 2012

18/03/12 Martinez v Maklin

Last night Sergio Martinez confirmed himself as the best Middleweight Boxer on the planet, and again proving why he is classed as the 3rd best pound for pound fighter around. The fight lived up to everyones standard right from the frirst bell, it was in round 2 where Martinez caught Maklin with a vicious shot that rocked him but didnt really trouble him, this was confirmed with a smile. That smile seemed to be getting bigger as they moved into the middle rounds and Maklin showing that he could mix it up with Martinez as the traded blows and Maklin looked to be landing the bigger shots. But it was towards the back end of the fight that Martinez really showed his class, after taking a hit in round 9 and suffering a knockdown with one hand touching the canvas, he re-asserted himself and came on very strong, Moving through the gears Martinez boxed in round 10 and 11 like he did in round 1 and 2, and eventually catching Maklin with some great combinations. It seemed that anything Macklin tried to throw, the Argentine had already beat him to it. And in round 11 it got too much for the irishman as he was knocked down in a bad way and as the bell sounded to signal the end of the round it seemed Maklin’s night was over. This was confirmed when his corner pulled himout of the fight leaving Martinez 49-2-2. It was Maklins 4th professional loss and it will be interesting to see where he goes now, for me he is still one of the best middleweights around and should be proud of the performance he put in. After 2 big wins against Paul Williams and Maklin, Martinez will be looking for another high profile fight that could see him really make a move on Pacquiao and Mayweather for the pound for pound crown.

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