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Old 11-16-2012, 02:37 AM
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Fellow Argentine Victor Galindez became a HOF, I think Martinez's achievements are just as good; certainly no less. To everyone saying he never cleaned out his division, these are the RING rankings at the time Martinez fought Pavlik:

1. Kelly Pavlik (Champion) RING/WBC/WBO
2. Felix Sturm WBA
3. Paul Williams
4. Sebastien Sylvester IBF
5. Khoren Gevor
6. Mathew Macklin
7. David Lopez
8. Anthony Mundine
9. Daniel Geale
10. Sebastien Zbik
11. Winky Wright

He fought the lineal champion (Pavlik) and arguably the top contender in P. Will (Sturm always refused to fight Martinez). Macklin was ranked the #3 contender at the time Martinez fought him in 2011 and most boxing fans rated Chavez as the #1/2 contender at the time he fought Martinez. Note that Golovkin, Pirog, Quillin were not even ranked in 2010 when Martinez became the lineal champion. By the way what have the three of them done to deserve a shot at the lineal champ? Golovkin's last two opponents were Makoto Fuchigami and Proksa, Pirog fought JMW's Ishida and Maciel, Quillin fought the mighty Jesse Brinkley, shot to sh*t Wright, and N'dam.
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