A new victory and perfect record for Sergio Martínez (54-3-2, 30 KO) since that crazy idea of leaving retirement and going back to boxing crossed his mind. Maravilla defeated England’s Brian Rose (32-7-1, 8 KO) by unanimous decision in Spain and has already had three wins in the same number of appearances. In any case, the Argentine does not allow the good results to blind him in his desire to become world champion again, and he knows that he still has a long way to go to pursue that desire. “I have to keep working, the pandemic killed us. They put me off several fights and that is very difficult to deal with, time is wasted. Sometimes footballers do not touch the ball for a month and it is said that they are short of football. Well, I was lacking in the ring, I need to keep fighting, we have to get a fight three months from now, in December, to already feel entrenched in the ring, that’s what I need “, argument.
WONDERFUL SPOKEN AFTER THE TRIUMPH
Continuing with the theme of lack of activity, Maravilla added: “They were many months without fighting, they showed, I lacked handling and distance. He was waiting for me, I was able to work and stay with the fight, I won with what has to be won. He did not do enough, he lacked some things, he did well. , good right, left, it’s strong, but I was better. Hopefully I will have a fight shortly so that I can continue to gain distance and time. I’m going to look for the World Cup. I know it’s difficult, but nothing is impossible in life. “
Finally, he said that today it is unrealistic to imagine fighting for a belt against a champion, but that with work and effort his moment will surely come. “Patience, trust, patience, you cannot build a castle in two days and you cannot build a champion in two years. I was not born a champion, I built myself, I worked a lot, I achieved something very good in my previous stage. And at this stage the same, I’m not in a hurry, I feel sorry for you if you are in a hurry. I need filming and what I have now, passion for what I do“, Hill.
Sergio Maravilla Martínez was very happy after the victory.
Three of three for Sergio Maravilla Martínez (54-3-2, 30 KO) since he began his return to the rings. At 46, in Spain, the Quilmeño won again, this time on the cards, and his desire to be world champion again remains firm. The English Brian Rose (32-7-1, 8 KO) was not the measure that was expected, although with what little he showed he got the Argentine in trouble, who ended up happy.
The fight was close, but it was clear that the party would be wonderful. And so the three judges scored him, who saw him as the winner by 97-94, 97-94 and 96-94. This last card coincided with that of Olé, who did not fall by side even though the two touched the canvas. The first one to put his knees on the floor was Martínez and he scared everyone.
After a good first round by the Argentine, who dominated the center of the ring and went out to hit a rival ten years younger but older in centimeters, the fight took a 180 ° turn. Rose snapped out of her passivity and landed a right hand felt by the former world champion. Staggering, Sergio took the Englishman and fell, but the referee did not notice him. It was clear that Martinez would have to refocus.
The fight continued with a particular tonic: one round per side. When Martinez accelerated, Rose waited, while when the English connected he hurt the Argentine. The disconnections of the Briton were notorious: he did not make the most of his moments and left Maravilla alive. Rose’s long arms entered the weak defense of Sergio, who was not comfortable, a fact that he himself recognized.
The eighth round was the one that led to the fall of Rose. In his attempt to escape the blows of the Argentine, he slipped in the center of the ring and fell. From that moment on, Maravilla grew up when the opposite was expected because he looked tired. Rose never tried to take the initiative and that is why she left with defeat no matter how much she asked for victory.
After more than nine months out of the rings, Martinez showed the physique of a young man but the boxing of a veteran. And if his true intention is to go for a world title, an objective that he repeated after the fight, he will have to improve in more than one aspect. At a minimum, this will be achieved by raising the bar of his rivals.