The previous monarch defeated Finn Jussi Koivula in Spain by TKO 9 and got here nearer to his dream of preventing for the title.
Sergio Maravilla Martínez is decided. He desires to be world boxing champion once more at 45 and took one other step in that route this Saturday, when he defeated Finn Jussi Koivula by TKO within the ninth spherical. The struggle befell on the Severino Prieto de Torrelavega stadium, in Cantabria, Spain, and the Argentine confirmed the weapons with which he intends to justify a future struggle for the world title.
It was the second presentation of the Quilmeño this 12 months, after returning to skilled exercise after greater than six years of inactivity final August, when he beat Spanish José Miguel Fandiño.
“I felt excellent, I believe I did a quiet job, calmly, patiently. I’m very clear that I would like filming to proceed progressing, I would like lengthy fights, the place I discover time and distance,” mentioned the Argentine, with clear indicators of settlement by what was proven of their struggle.
Martinez dominated from begin to end, save for a number of potholes within the fourth and seventh rounds. With the precise jab he imposed the situations, he threw a protracted left left on some events and was intimidating a long-winded and conservative opponent who offered a better problem than in his first post-round match.
He took the initiative and attacked, regardless of his historic file as a counter-puncher, realizing that he was the one with the best hierarchy and accountability in fight.
Koivula was in a position to join some arms and in some rounds, he even appeared to have intentions to cheer up on blow by blow, however Martinez made him again off very properly by hitting the plexus along with his left foot, one in all his ordinary instruments.
The Finn ended up along with his left eye broken by a deep lower within the forehead bone, which led the referee to order the tip of the struggle after the tip of the eighth spherical. The European nook didn’t complain in regards to the ruling.
After, Great he had some bursts, flashes of his greatest moments that made the few current excited with some mixtures of blows.
It was, briefly, a worthy presentation for a boxer who closes the 12 months in what might be described as a fantastic kind for somebody who will not be solely 45 years outdated but in addition has six seasons of retirement. In March or April I’ll certainly go for a rival of better significance than the standard Koivula, at all times considering of ultimately attending to struggle with the Japanese Ryota Murata, present common monarch of the middleweight of the World Boxing Affiliation (WBA).
Martinez is rising and nonetheless lacking a world title, however he feels good, bodily match and robust. He would not have the velocity that allowed him to make use of the wow consider his prime, however for any such rivals it’s sufficient and greater than sufficient.
“Once I began to speed up, it was over. Within the ninth and tenth rounds I used to be considering of placing in lots extra cane, but it surely has been resolved very properly, “defined the winner, who defined that he wished to handle the occasions to have an extended struggle and get extra out of the taking pictures.
“I knew I needed to assault down from the seventh spherical onwards and I used to be working upstairs to open the areas down. I used to be very calm, I like what I am doing,” he mentioned glad.
He additionally confessed that he had higher moods and felt looser than in August, when he returned to professionalism. “I loved rather more, on this struggle I used to be rather more concerned within the struggle. Within the different, prefer it or not, one was a slave to the approval of others, though that shouldn’t be the case. On this case I mentioned ‘I’ll be me, have enjoyable , decrease my guard and put myself in a distance that permits me to work properly. ‘
AND Great lastly confirmed that concept of returning to the ring from the third month of 2021: “I hope the subsequent one can be in March or April so it offers me time to relaxation, spend the vacations and prepare. I would like time and ant work.”