Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sergio Martinez Digs Down To Batter, Stop Matt Macklin

Madison Square Garden, New York City - Middleweight king Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28KOs) stopped Matthew Macklin (28-4, 19KOs) after eleven rounds of action.

Martinez began the fight at a faster pace than usual, throwing quick punches and circling Macklin. The Irish boxer started coming on in the third and by the fifth round he was standing his ground and fighting Martinez at close range.

In the seventh round, Macklin caught Martinez with a right hand that made the Argentine boxer's body twist over to the side and his glove touched the canvas - which the ref ruled as a knockdown. Martinez came back very strong in the eight round with several hard left hands to Macklin's jaw. Martinez continued to take charge in rounds nine and ten, outlanding what seemed to be a tired Macklin.

In the eleventh, Martinez had a huge round after he controlled the action, battered and cut Macklin's face - and scored two big knockdowns in the final minute. Macklin's corner threw in the towel before the start of the twelfth.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxingfan76 on 03-18-2012

man what a great fight Macklin was doing very well he almost pulled off the upset, Martinez is beatable he makes a lot of mistakes that clown style of fighting with his hands down can be exploited by a smart…

Comment by Muscles72 on 03-18-2012

First congrats to martinez on a great victory I didn't like merchants comment on saying that martinez was looking uncertain and not thrwing combinations like the middleweight champ should be macklin was one tough opponent and sergio had a hard…

Comment by joserm on 03-18-2012

Hbo is the fox news of boxing; showtime's commentary is extremely more credible.

Comment by garfios on 03-18-2012

in my eyes Macklin was a Belt holder, he kick Sturm a$$ and was robbed, this MAcklin kid will give any MW outhere alot of problems... Good win for SMM against a top MW, congratulations.

Comment by mathed on 03-18-2012

[QUOTE=punchville;11901537]buddy mcgirt = trash trainer sergio = [I][SIZE="4"]WINNING[/SIZE][/I][/QUOTE] I couldn't agree more.....well said :boxing:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (172)
Top Headlines Golden Boy Prez on Linares' Future, Garcia/Lomachenko Fights Schaefer Agrees With De La Hoya's Position on Golovkin June Fight Photos: Ringstar Sports Prospects, Schaefer, Roach, Garcia Presser Nonito Donaire Meeting with Promoters, Decision Coming Soon Briedis-Huck Now For Full WBC Title, Bellew Made Emeritus Champ Nacho: Chavez Jr. Will Never Be His Father, But He Can Win Petr Petrov Continues To Grind Hard; Antoine Douglas Gets Win Vincent Feigenbutz To Top May 13 Sauerland Card in Karlsruhe Golovkin's Trainer: Spence is Not Ready, Brook Will Beat Him Christopher Diaz, Olympians Return on Top Rank Card, April 21 Muhammad Ali - New Film Getting Developed, To Drop in 2021 Sullivan Barrera vs. Paul Parker Finalized for HBO Latino, April 15 Bellew Admits He Was Terrified, Wrote a Will Before Haye Fight Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Not Likely To Leave Auckland Daniel Dubois vs. David Howe Added To Manchester Card Crawford-Diaz Announced for 5/20 at MSG, Not Prudential Center Kosei Tanaka vs. Angel Acosta Finalized For May 20 in Nagoya Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Ticket Information Quigg vs. Simion Could Become Final Eliminator, Says Hearn Cause of Amateur's Death a Mystery as Investigation Continues Warren: Forget Flanagan-Crolla, Let’s Make Flanagan-Linares Amir Khan Eager to Test Out His Surgically Repaired Right Hand Spence's Trainer: Errol is Just as Big, Taller Than Kell Brook Scott Quigg Aims To Reclaim Elite Status With Freddie Roach Paul Butler: Jamie McDonnell Fight Is Close Marcus Morrison: I F***ed Up, Will Be Back Better Andy Lee Tired of "Biased" Commentary During Sky Sports Cards Mikey Garcia Feels Golovkin Made Mistake By Going To PPV Wladimir Klitschko: Guns Are Cocked, I Look Forward To Shooting Hearn: Joshua-Haye is Dead, Haye Needs Bellew Rematch Marriaga Confident of Win: Oscar Valdez is Not Out of This World Golovkin's Coach Has NO Issue With Jacobs Missing IBF Weigh-In De La Hoya Cautions: Canelo Can Not Lose To a Countryman Ricardo Mayorga Ready For Action, Has One Eye on Margarito Klitschko Would Want Farewell Fight at Olimpiyskiy in Ukraine De La Hoya To Mayweather: Forget McGregor, Fight Canelo at 160 DeGale: I Can Fight Gennady Golovkin at 160, Andre Ward at 175 Photos: Barthelemy-Blanco, Hernandez-Davis - Official Weigh-in Katie Taylor Wants Women's Boxing To Have Three Minute Rounds Linares: I'd Love To Face Mikey Garcia in Las Vegas, LA, Anywhere
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement