Derrick James Interview - Video By Ryan Burton - Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas - In a high stakes battle between undefeated lightweight contenders, Frank Martin (17-0, 12 KOs) fought his way to a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over Michel Rivera (24-1, 14 KOs).
The scores were 117-110, 118-109 and 120-107.
Martin held a statistical advantage according to CompuBox, outlanding Rivera 174 to 67 and connecting on 31% of his shots, compared to 15% for Rivera. Martin’s defense was also key throughout, as he held Rivera below double-digit punches landed in every round. After the fight, Martin set his sights on the rest of the elite 135-pounders.