Marcos Maidana Knocks Angel Martinez Out in Three

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former world champion Marcos "El Chino" Maidana stopped Angel "Archangel" Martinez in the third round of their welterweight fight, capturing the Intercontinental welterweight title of the World Boxing Association (WBA) at the legendary Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maidana started slow, but began to open up in the second round. During the third round action, Maidana cornered Martinez and unleashed a left hook to the body that put the Mexican boxer down for the full count.

Maidana's record rises to 33 wins (30 KOs) and 3 losses. While Martinez falls to 13 wins (9 KOs), 4 defeats and 1 draw.

Maidana, who stopped veteran Jesus Soto Karass in September, wants to fight Paulie Malignaggi or Robert Guerrero in 2013.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cabalas on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=cabalas;12811370]I think many people here are over celebrating this KO victory of Maidana. Angel Martinez is ranked #451 in the lists of "boxrec". Before yesterday, his record was 13-3-1 and he had [U]not won[/U] his last 4 previous fights: he…

Comment by cabalas on 12-13-2012

I think many people here are over celebrating this KO victory of Maidana. Angel Martinez is ranked #451 in the lists of "boxrec". Before yesterday, his record was 13-3-1 and had lost his last 4 previous fights: he had 3…

Comment by BafanaBafana on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=BrokenHat;12808348]And 8000 seats in Argentina revenue terms is probably like 800 in the US.[/QUOTE] 4 Argentine pesos = 1 U.S. dollar, so I think if you can fill an auditorium you can make good money fighting there. 13 Mexican pesos…

Comment by Hitman932 on 12-13-2012

The only person in boxing who gets up from a body shot like that is Maidana himself.

Comment by KayDub on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12809411]I think Maidana-Thurman is next. That'll be a damn war. Paulie seems content fighting a shot to pieces Mosley, who hasn't looked good in damn near 4 years.[/QUOTE] It wouldn't be a war. I haven't watched this Maidana Martinez fight…

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