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Christy Martin’s Husband Found Guilty of Trying to Kill Her

by David P. Greisman

Jim Martin, the husband of famed female fighter Christy Martin, was guilty Friday of trying to kill her, according to Florida radio station WBDO.

Jurors convicted the 68-year-old man on charges of attempted second-degree murder, attempted voluntary manslaughter with a firearm, and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, the radio station reported.

Jim Martin was accused of stabbing Christy Martin three times and then shooting her in November 2010.

Christy Martin, 43, survived the attack, recovered and returned to the ring in June 2011, losing via sixth-round stoppage to Dakota Stone due to a fractured right hand, according to BoxRec.com. The defeat dropped her record to 49-6-3 with 31 knockouts.

Jim Martin's sentencing hearing is scheduled for late June. He is facing up to 25 years in prison, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to [email protected]

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 04-30-2012

I tapped lasr week she's been homosexual 4 years & the other is an old school girlfriend...poor Jim...if Martin hadn not the noteriety he would get no more than 5...dumped for a broad..Christy sucks...

Comment by budfr on 04-28-2012

[QUOTE=joe strong;12051535]lol! if that's the reason then he should count himself lucky it wasn't another man. i guess he felt inferior & couldn't satify her anymore & that is a problem when there is a 25 year age difference. no…

Comment by budfr on 04-28-2012

[QUOTE=joe strong;12050919]25 years older then her...wow! my friend lives in thailand & he just turned 51 & his wife is a 28 year old thai girl. i didn't know he was that much older then christy. i wonder why he…

Comment by joe strong on 04-27-2012

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;12050927]She was having an affair with another woman.[/QUOTE] lol! if that's the reason then he should count himself lucky it wasn't another man. i guess he felt inferior & couldn't satify her anymore & that is a problem when…

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 04-27-2012

[QUOTE=joe strong;12050919]25 years older then her...wow! my friend lives in thailand & he just turned 51 & his wife is a 28 year old thai girl. i didn't know he was that much older then christy. i wonder why he…

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