June twenty seventh, 2021
Julio Cesar Martinez continues to reign supreme following one other nice efficiency from the proficient Mexican in his dwelling nation.
Martinez defended his WBC World Flyweight title with a brutal sixth-round stoppage win over Joel Cordova on the Dome Alcalde – CODE Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico, reside worldwide on DAZN.
Wrecking machine Martinez (18-1 14 KOs) was making the third protection of his title, however Cordova (12-5-2 3 KOs) started the battle in advantageous fashion and gave Martinez a stern examination within the first third of the bout – earlier than the tide modified dramatically and rapidly.
A left hook within the fifth surprised Cordova. Though the challenger rode that effectively, a mirror picture of the shot floored him early within the sixth spherical put Cordova on the ground – and Martinez was ruthless as he went in for the kill and compelled the referee to halt the competition and file a dominant stoppage win.
“I’m grateful with the crew, and we’re aiming to remain at Flyweight and unify the titles,” stated Martinez. “I’m so comfortable my household and my followers are right here in Mexico for me and to help me this night.
“He was as powerful as I anticipated, a terrific fighter, and we’re all right here to win, so all respect to him. Now I wish to unify subsequent.”
“I imagine JCM is the most effective 112lb fighter on the planet,” stated promoter Eddie Hearn. “He’s actually essentially the most thrilling. He throws with you. He desires you to throw. You don’t see KOs within the lighter divisions, however you do with him.
“I believe this child is a famous person, Eddy Reynoso is behind him, we’re behind him, this child goes all the best way.
“I believe he ought to unify first at Flyweight, whether or not that’s Sunny Edwards, Artem Dalakian, Junto Nakatani, after which as much as Tremendous-Flyweight after which as much as Bantamweight over time.
“A battle with Juan Francisco Estrada is a super-fight in Mexico, and we’ll see Martinez again out in September.”
Daniel Matellon retained the interim WBA World Flyweight title with a unanimous factors win over Jose Argumedo.
Argumedo was reduce by the left eye within the second spherical from an unintentional head conflict after which over the appropriate eye and in addition the brow because the Mexican poured ahead from the off, and the fixed stream of blood appeared to make Argumedo put the foot down more durable within the first half of the battle.
Matellon remained affected person and measured all through although and was in a position to climate the storms and choose Argumedo off and was given the nod 117-111 and 115-113 (twice) on the playing cards.
Christian Alan Gomez Duran (20-2-1 18 KOs) recorded a shocking KO to finish an exciting backwards and forwards contest with Jorge Perez Sanchez (13-1 5 KOs) within the ninth spherical of a scheduled ten.
Gomez landed the primary spherical and had an electrifying second spherical the place a pair of left hooks floored Sanchez. Gomez went in for the kill, touchdown a giant uppercut to have Perez Sanchez nearly surviving the spherical.
Sanchez recovered effectively and had third and fourth rounds, however once more, Gomez was capable of finding the important thing shot, a left hook to the physique that troubled Perez Sanchez within the fifth.
The story of the battle continued that path, as Perez Sanchez recovered and threatened to take over however was at all times cautious of Gomez’s energy. Within the ninth spherical, Gomez unleashed an enormous proper uppercut to finish a incredible battle.
Diego Pacheco (12-0 9 KOs) promised to shine and did simply that in Mexico – getting some beneficial rounds and being examined by unbeaten Jesus Moroyoqui (7-1-1 4 KOs), however getting his jab working, having an enormous fifth spherical, after which closing the present within the sixth spherical of his second eight-round battle within the paid ranks.
Gabriel Valenzuela (24-2-1 14 KOs) kicked the night time off with a victory over Juan Ocura (14-14-2 6 KOs). Valenzuela got here into the bout off the again of a advantageous win over Robbie Davies Jr in London in February, and he landed a crisp proper uppercut on the finish of the third spherical to ground Ocura.
Ocura bravely bought again to his toes and gave nearly as good as he bought however was finally stopped with just below a minute left within the seventh spherical by Valenzuela.