Popular Argentinian Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (54-3-2, 30 KO’s), a former two division world champion, is set to battle Briton contender Macaulay McGowan (14-2-1, 3 KO’s) on Thursday, January 27, at the Wizink Center in Madrid, Espana.

The ten round middleweight fight is the fourth bout that the veteran wages since his return to boxing action in August of last year.

Martinez has a set goal of hunting down a shot at the middleweight world crown.

Born in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Martinez claimed world championships in two weight classes, including the WBC super welterweight strap from 2009 to 2010; and the unified WBC, WBO and lineal middleweight titles between 2010 and 2014; and in 2010, Martinez received “Fighter of the Year” awards from Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Will the now 46-year-old Martinez get the title shot he is eagerly pursuing?

The current world champions are Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KO’s), (WBA regular) Erislandy Lara (28-3-3, 16 KO’s), Demetrius Andrade (31-0, 19 KO’s), (WBA super) Ryota Murata (16-2, 13 KOs) and “Triple G” Gennadiy Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KO’s).

At his advanced age, Martinez would have a tall mountain to climb in beating any of the current beltholders.

The Martinez vs. McGowan rumble is a promotion of MaravillaBox in association with Richard Schaefer’s Probellum. 

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