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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:

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