Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Martinez Knocks Cook Out in Four, Captures WBO Title

By Mark Vester

At the MEN Arena in Manchester, Roman "Rocky" Martinez (22-0, 13KOs) knocked out Nicky Cook (29-2, 16KOs) in the fourth round to capture the WBO super featherweight title.

Cook came out on the front foot, throwing a steady jab. Martinez quickly closed the gap and kept the fight at close range. They traded some hard body shots. They came out trading jabs and hooks to the body in the second. Cook appeared to be landing the stiffer shots. Martinez was able to get off with two hard rights. Cook was able to get Martinez in trouble with a hard left hook, and some hard shots to the body that were followed by some blows to the head. Martinez covered up well and lasted until the bell.

In the third, Cook began to come forward with more punches to the body. Martinez came back with his own body blows. The two were tentative to the bell. During the fourth, Cook was caught with a monster shot that sent him crumbling down. He barely made it up and was quickly sent down with a left hook that put him on his face. The ref stopped the action.

Send News Tips and Comments To Mark Vester @ [email protected]

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 03-15-2009

The Puerto Rican fighters are definitely givin' the island a reason to be proud of their warriors.......mad respect!

Comment by BetterCallSaul on 03-15-2009

[QUOTE=Sparked_1985;4912136]Martinez vs Kevin Mitchell I'd pay to go and see that. But if it happens it's only right Kev goes to America, or Puerto Rico. It's one of those fights you know would FOTY or messy at the very least.…

Comment by fdotorres on 03-15-2009

[QUOTE=jose1418;4908996]All I need to complete my day is PR defeating USA in the WBC, go PR!!![/QUOTE] we did, by KO too lol

Comment by carloson75 on 03-15-2009

[QUOTE=dondi330;4909287]Ive never seen Roman fight..can anyone describe the type of fighter he is?[/QUOTE] gatti :boxing:

Comment by Del Coqui on 03-15-2009

His deffense has improved, you can see him box better since Freddy Trinidad has been in camp, I expect more improvements. Cook was outboxing him at first and then Rocky turned it on, what a nasty KO. He needs to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (46)
Top Headlines Mayweather-McGregor - Weigh-In Ticket Information Photos: Crawford, Indongo - Ready For Unification War Manny Robles, Everton Lopes Return on LA Fight Club, 9/1 Crawford, Indongo Intensely Go Head-to-Head at Weigh-In Luis Ortiz Laughs at Joshua: Where is Your Pride To Fight The Best? Mosley: McGregor Will Be Surprised By Mayweather's Power Hugo Centeno Returns, Set To Face Immanuwel Aleem Shawn Porter Plans To Pursue Danny Garcia Showdown Joshua Admits He Felt Massive Disappointment Klitschko Retired Report: Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares Rematch Off Over Money Mayweather: I'm Partying at My Strip Club Every Day Through Fight Antonio Orozco vs. Roberto Ortiz Set For Linares-Campbell Card News: Briedis-Perez Tickets, Victory Boxing Update, Yard-Ford Bob Arum Eyes Michael Conlan ESPN Card in Ireland, in 2018 Mayweather Sr. on McGregor, Malignaggi: Neither One Can Fight! White: Floyd Wouldn't Even Discuss 8-Ounce Gloves in Negotiations Mayweather: I'm Taking Bigger Risk Than McGregor; Legacy on Line Nicholas Walters Cancels His Return Due To Illness, Eyes Fall Bout Shakur Stevenson: I Plan on Taking Over The Sport of Boxing Paddy Barnes To Return On October 6 In Scotland Whyte: We Are Trying To Make Noise To Get The Wilder Fight White: Malignaggi Had To Leave, He Got His Ass Whooped Bad! Billy Dib vs. Guillaume Frenois Eliminator For Gervonta Davis Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Risk All Around Mayweather: McGregor 'Extremely Dirty' Even With Cortez in Camp McGregor: I'm Confident I'll Walk Through Mayweather's Shots Arum Aims To Finalize Pacquiao-Horn Rematch Soon, at Suncorp Beterbiev-Koelling, Magdaleno-Juarez To Land at Cosmo in Vegas Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Joseph Parker, Future Plans Video: Julius Indongo Ready For Terence Crawford Showdown Video: Dillian Whyte Talks Wilder, Parker, American Debut Frampton vs. Gutierrez Will Not Be Rescheduled, Now Cancelled Mayweather Assesses What He Saw in McGregor-Malignaggi Sparring Mike Gavronski vs. Bryan Vera Set For September 9 Espinoza on Why SHO Rejected McGregor-Malignaggi Footage Alex Saucedo vs. Gustavo Vittori on Top Rank's Sept. 22 Card Bob Arum Talks Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux News: Andre Ward Update, Cornflake LaManna, Lucien Reid, More David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril Lands on Showtime, Sept. 8 Photos: Alberto Machado, Carlos Morales - Ready For War
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement