Martinez on Donaire’s Knockout of Montiel

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Former WBC middleweight (160 pounds) champion Sergio Martines (46-2-2, 25 knockouts) watched last Saturday night’s HBO televised bantamweight (118 pounds) clash that was promoted by Top Rank Promotions from the Mandalay Bay Hotel, during which former WBA interim super flyweight (115 pounds) titlist,Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 knockouts), of the Philippines, scored a second-round knockout over WBO and WBC king, Fernando Montiel (44-3-2, 34 KOs), of Mexico, to earn Montiel’s belts.

Montiel (pictured at right, being floored by Donaire) hit the canvas from a left hook, rose, fall again, and then rose before eventually being counted out after receiving at least one more blow from Donaire.

Martinez believes that the fight should have been stopped after Donaire dropped Montiel with his initial left hook.

Martinez, himself, has an HBO televised, March 12 clash opposite WBO junior middleweight (154 pounds) king Sergei Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs), in a clash of southpaws that will take place at the MGM Grand Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

Martinez was named the FanHouse Fighter of the Year for 2010, this, following an April, HBO televised decision over Top Rank Promotions then-WBO and WBC king Kelly Pavlik (36-2, 32 KOs), and, November’s second-round stoppage of southpaw Paul Williams (39-2, 27 KOs).

Martinez, who turned 36 years old on Feb. 21, is considered to be among the sport’s best fighters, pound-for-pound, along with six-time Floyd Mayeather (41-0, 25 KOs) and eight-division titlist and WBO welterweight (147 king) Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs).

 

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