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After a 17-month furlough when Mikey Garcia exploded his weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, he knew he had to answer an important question: is he still hungry?
Now, Sandor Martin will post Garcia from the pillars at the 10-round majority-decision upset special at the DAZN Streaming Main Event on Saturday night before about 8,000 spectators gather at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California. I was hungry because I could see it.
Judge Zachary Young recorded the 95-95 battle, but was rejected by Carla Kyze and Fernando Villarreal each submitting 97-93 tabs to the Spaniards.
“”[I would like to thank] Mikey Garcia [for the opportunity].. He is a legend. I’m really proud and happy to share the ring with him, “Martin said.
Garcia was initially in talks to stage a fight against former junior welterweight titlelist Regis Prograis. But last month, a former four-division champion explained that the fight had collapsed due to financial constraints with DAZN.
But forget the money. Garcia was yelled at by fighters, and most people had to look at BoxRec just to find out who he was.
Garcia (40-1, 30 KO), 32, in Moreno Valley, California, has won world titles in featherweight, junior lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight. His first shot with a welterweight title was a bold challenge for world title list Errol Spence Jr. at the pay-per-view headliner in Arlington, Texas in March 2020, but Spence cruised to a shutout decision.
Martin was marketed as a busy partner, not Spence. Therefore, it is impossible to exaggerate this level of agitation.
“It’s the biggest moment of my career,” Martin added. “I always said so [school Mikey Garcia], And I did it. I know myself; I know my abilities.I went [boxing] I have been 5 years old.
“I said I was going to go out and do this and beat the best fighters in the world. That’s what I did.”
In a refreshing scene, Garcia, who suffered a second defeat in the last three battles, made no excuse for the defeat and acknowledged Martin’s upset victory.
“I thought it was a good fight. He had a very good fight,” Garcia said. “I thought I had done what I needed to do to fill the gap, so I put pressure on it and looked for a fight. He was a man who was moving around and running around a lot.
“He has opposed me several times, but I was actively looking for a fight. I thought I was ahead with the card. That’s the reality. So there are three judges. They decided he was the one who won the battle. “
Typical of Garcia, he spent the first round feeling his opponent. Then, at a dramatic moment, perhaps more important than the event itself, the stadium lights went out at the beginning of the second round, causing a temporary timeout. However, it was Martin who opened Garcia’s eyes with a checkered left hook in the second half of the frame.
28-year-old Martin (39-2, 13 KO), a South Paw from Barcelona, cut his right eye in the fifth round. Garcia wanted it to give him a boost, but instead he chased Martin around the ring and encountered some counter-right hooks in the process.
Round 8 was Martin’s best moment. He clipped Garcia with his left hand, freezing his feet at that moment and silenced the pro-Garcia crowd.
Garcia finally let go in the 10th and final rounds. This should probably have been done from the opening bell. He secured Martin on the rope, but the latter was able to withstand the onslaught to win the most important victory of his decade-long career.
Martin, a long-career junior welterweight, told DAZN’s Chris Mannix that he might be willing to give Garcia a rematch.
“If he gives me an opportunity, maybe I can give him an opportunity. That’s something about the champion. We have the best fight. But really I’m my own What I want to do in my career is to go back to £ 140 and fight the best fighters. [and] Fight for the world title. “
In the Chief Support match, local hero Mark “Elon Musk” Castro (4-0, 4 KO) will play in the first round of New York-based Dominican Angel Luna (14-8-1, 7 KO). I got a knockout.
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György Sándol Martin causes sensational upset and defeats Mikey Garcia in a 10-round decision
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