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Sergio Martinez Breaks Hand, Tears Knee Ligaments

By Ryan Maquinana

Sergio Martinez received medical attention for a variety of injuries Saturday night shortly after his middleweight title victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., according to his adviser Sampson Lewkowicz.

The reigning champion incurred a broken left hand, eight stitches over his left eye, two staples in his head, and torn ligaments in his right knee that will likely require surgery.

Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) survived a late knockdown in the final round to win the fight after dominating the first 11 frames against Chavez (46-1-1, 32 KOs).  A rematch is already being discussed with the venue being Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sdcluser on 09-18-2012

[QUOTE=jayjames616;12518846]If its a torn acl Sergio's career could be over.[/QUOTE] I doubt it. We will find the severity later.

Comment by Bull24 on 09-18-2012

Martinez showed a ton of heart! I would like to see him completely unify the middleweight titles if Mayweather keeps avoiding him. (And before you reply, remember Mayweather called him out two fights ago but changed his mind.)

Comment by Ringlife on 09-18-2012

He went all out to get the win Props to Martinez for sticking in there.

Comment by chiguy91 on 09-18-2012

[QUOTE=El Ceja;12525567]This is BS. I caught martinez walking the stairs yesterday going to Caesars Palace and only his index finger is swollen. I got the pic to prove it too.[/QUOTE] post it. edit your face out of it if it's…

Comment by El Ceja on 09-18-2012

This is BS. I caught martinez walking the stairs yesterday going to Caesars Palace and only his index finger is swollen. I got the pic to prove it too.

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