Fresno, California - In a welterweight bout, Sandor Martin (39-2, 13 KOs) pulled off a massive upset with a ten round majority decision over four division world champion Mikey Garcia (40-2, 30 KOs) (photos by Ed Mulholland)
The scores were 95-95, 97-93 and 97-93 for Martin.
The fight started at a slow, tactical pace with Garcia pushing forward and trying to hunt down Martin. During the second round, the lights went out for a brief moment, which created a minor timeout. Martin was being defensive and making Garcia miss a lot, but it was Garcia doing most of the work and pressing the action.
In the third, Garcia was starting to land his hands go more often. During the fourth, Martin was having a little more success and boxing well against Garcia. In the fifth, Martin was boxing well until Garcia really let his hands go in the final minute. Martin was giving as good as he was getting during the sixth, as Garcia was stalking him down.
Martin was jabbing and being defensive for most of the seventh. He outboxed Garcia for most of the three minutes. It was Martin letting his hands go in the eight, and he was constantly connecting on Garcia when he came in. A slow-paced boxing match in the ninth. They traded a few punches during the round, with Martin connecting on the better hits.
At the start of the tenth, Martin was working with his counters, but Garcia was pressing and trying to do whatever was possible to turn the tide. Martin was countering well and making the right defensive moves to make Garcia miss his punches. Martin stood his ground at the end of the round and was trading punches with Garcia in the closing seconds.