Martinez defends WBC flyweight title
World Boxing Council Flyweight Champion Julio César “Rey” Martínez, successfully defended his crown by technically knocking out Panamanian Ronal Batista in round 11, on Saturday May 7 at the Akron Stadium, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Martínez sent Batista to the canvas in the seventh round, and was subjecting him with everything in the 11th, when referee Celestino Ruiz decided to suspend the actions since Batista was being hit, without any kind of response.
Martínez was the clear favorite to beat Batista, but the Panamanian endured almost the entire fight, showing great courage and excellent physical condition.
With this result, “Rey” Martínez improved his record to 20-2, with 14 knockouts, while Batista fell to 15-3, with 9 knockouts.
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