Sergio Martinez returns after 6 years retired

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Round 7. Strange opening of the round. Martinez stands next to the ropes first half of the round and lets the journeyman fight close and they exchange punches, then they move to the centre of the ring, and Martinez finishes off the journeyman with a vicious hit to the body.

To know whether he can fight the best he needs to step up against better opponents, but against a decent Spanish journeyman (boxrec 2/11 in Spain) he looked superb and in great shape, even if the tempo was pretty low at times. When Martinez decided to let his hands go in rounds 6 and 7, the fight was over.
 
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I saw it on a newspaper tv-channel in Norway. I think they decided to show it due to the Philippines-Norwegian Bernard Angelo Torres boxing. He is managed by Martinez's firm Maravilla boxing. No idea how it was streamed in other countries. Probably hard to see outside of Spain. I guess it will be found on youtube soon.
 
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fite.tv. Was a $9 PPV.
I regularly get FITE ads to my email, but did not see this event advertised there. However, recently I saw Spanish company MGZ's event in Marbella on ppv FITE, $9.99 I think. It seems like Spanish boxing finally can be seen abroad then through FITE.
 

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I regularly get FITE ads to my email, but did not see this event advertised there. However, recently I saw Spanish company MGZ's event in Marbella on ppv FITE, $9.99 I think. It seems like Spanish boxing finally can be seen abroad then through FITE.
Was the only official stream I could find when trying to figure out what time it was at. I'm in the USA.
 
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I saw it on a newspaper tv-channel in Norway. I think they decided to show it due to the Philippines-Norwegian Bernard Angelo Torres boxing. He is managed by Martinez's firm Maravilla boxing. No idea how it was streamed in other countries. Probably hard to see outside of Spain. I guess it will be found on youtube soon.
Happened faster than I thought.

 
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Was good to see the champ back in action albeit in a fight that resembled more of an exhibition at times, it looked like Martinez was the referee most of the time too, I'm not a fan of the touching gloves every 30 seconds either but I see he still keeps his hands by his balls and walks forward with his chin in the air lol great stuff, lovely to see him back in action I'd like to see him against 1 or 2 more journeymen and then vs Spike O'Sullivan, that would be a good fight to let us know if he's gonna go the way of Big George 2.0 or Danny Williams 2.0
 
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Just watched with my dad. Martinez didn't look all that bad, honestly. I think he could fight for a lower-level title, but if he really wants to do something, I think maybe journeying down to 154 (if he can trim that far). 154 not too great currently. He could probably pick off one of the weaker champions, maybe Brook.
 
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Just watched with my dad. Martinez didn't look all that bad, honestly. I think he could fight for a lower-level title, but if he really wants to do something, I think maybe journeying down to 154 (if he can trim that far). 154 not too great currently. He could probably pick off one of the weaker champions, maybe Brook.

If he continues to pay opponents to not actually try & hit him, he could do very well indeed.
Anyone who thinks that fight was legit must be suffering from post-pandemic shock.
 
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If he continues to pay opponents to not actually try & hit him, he could do very well indeed.
Anyone who thinks that fight was legit must be suffering from post-pandemic shock.
That's quite insane, man. I don't think anything will convince you on that. I see a lot of fights that looked fishy, but Martinez probably came back because he doesn't have money. IDK where he'd get the money to pay some low-level journeyman to take a whooping from him.
 
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That's quite insane, man. I don't think anything will convince you on that. I see a lot of fights that looked fishy, but Martinez probably came back because he doesn't have money. IDK where he'd get the money to pay some low-level journeyman to take a whooping from him.
Watch the fight again, but just watch Fandino. It's incredibly obvious. He was pulling his punches the whole time.
I'm completely serious, and 100% certain.
 

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Watch the fight again, but just watch Fandino. It's incredibly obvious. He was pulling his punches the whole time.
I'm completely serious, and 100% certain.
How many Fandino fights have you seen? Perhaps that is just the way he goes about things?
 
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Sergio Martinez now 6th in the WBA following his comeback victory the other day

 
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Sergio Martinez now 6th in the WBA following his comeback victory the other day

Who is the WBA champ, is it Eubank Jr.? Martinez/Eubank Jr. doesn't sound too bad to me, hoenstly.
 
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Who is the WBA champ, is it Eubank Jr.? Martinez/Eubank Jr. doesn't sound too bad to me, hoenstly.
Murata has the regular strap but before I answered that Canelo is the super champ I thought I'd better double check and it seems he is still holding on to that belt (as of Sep 1) despite having moved up 2 weight classes since he beat GGG. I'd hate to see Canelo beating on Martinez but the other article I posted above says Martinez is looking for a hook up for the Murata fight so he obviously did his homework and knows Canelo's still top dog at 160, Murata might beat him too but I got Canelo by massacre if that fight were to happen