USA’s Maravella Martinez won by powerful knockout after ten months of inactivity

The 47-year-old Argentine boxer defeated Noah Kidd, a secret competitor 20 years his junior, with a left jab to the body in the second round. moment of identification.

Sergio “Maravella” Martinez won a crushing victory Sunday night in a fight he played in Orlando, in the United States, more than ten months after his last fight. The 47-year-old former welterweight and middleweight world champion defeated local undercover boxer Noah Kidd. Left foot accurate to the body In the second round.

The fight took place at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Florida, as part of the “Ko a las Drogas” festival, which in turn was part of the annual conference of the World Boxing Association (WBA).

In this scenario, the experienced boxer from Quilmeño He returned to fight in the United States after eight years. His last fight in that country was on June 7, 2014, when he lost the World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight title to Puerto Rican Miguel Angel Cotto, at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Martinez, who still aspires to get a World Cup shot again despite his age, spent six years away from professional boxing and returned in 2020. Since then, he has fought four matches in Spain, all of them victories against his much younger rival: Spain’s José Miguel Fandiño, Jussi Koivula of Finland, Britain’s Brian Rose and McCauley McGowanhis last fight on January 27 in Madrid.

On this occasion, “Maravilla” was measured, who switches his residence between Madrid and Buenos Aires An opponent whose background is not fully prominent.

The Argentine, former WBC welterweight, WBC middleweight and World Boxing Organization (WBO) world champion, came into this contest with a record of 55 wins (30 before the limit), three losses and two draws.

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For his part, the man born in Kansas City and residing in Jefferson City, Missouri, has just lost his last three rounds, thus accumulating 6 falls in total, with 6 wins (5 major points) and 2 draws, since his professional debut. in 2016.

The definition of the fight came in the second round, after a grueling first round. The man from Buenos Aires waited for his opponent with his guard down and, after a flurry of punches, delivered a left-footed body shot that knocked Kidd out for good.

Three more Argentines entered the ring in Orlando

“Wonderland” Martinez He wasn’t the only Argentinean to fight in Orlando. So did Francisco Daniel Veron and Emiliano Martín García from Buenos Aires, and Guillermo Leonel Crocco from La Rioja.

Veron, 24 and a Tokyo 2020 Olympian, won the WBA Continental middleweight title with a technical knockout victory over Spaniard Leonado Di Stefano Ruiz and extended his record to 11 victories (9 by fast track) in the same number of shows.

For his part, Garcia lost by technical knockout to Cuban Idalberto Omara in a match in which the Fedecaribe lightweight title was at stake, while Crocco fell to another Cuban, Orestes Velazquez.

The WBA Conference has hosted special guests like world champion Dimitri Bivol and former kings like Evander Holyfield, Miguel Cotto and Jackie Nava.

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