Three out of three to Sergio Maravilla Martinez (54-3-2, 30 KO) since he started 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. 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 Ole, 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.
With little, Maravilla beat the Englishman Brian Rose.
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 left of the Quilmeño showed some glimpses of an earlier era.
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.
When Rose proposed to hit Maravilla, she found spaces and hurt.
ROUND X ROUND
First round: Maravilla Martínez started better, dominated the center of the ring and came out determined to hit his rival. The English Brian Rose did not show aggressiveness despite the provocations of the quilmeño.
Second round: Surprise change in the role of Rose. The Englishman took out his right hand and hurt Maravilla, who after braiding herself fell to the ground. There was no account or subsequent reaction from Martínez. The combat was even.
Third round: In a round in which there were good exchanges, the Englishman showed a cut on his left eyebrow. Martínez regained his dynamism and returned to attack a slightly more static Rose.
Fourth round: Rose’s right returned, breaking Maravilla’s resistance. They hurt the blows of the English, while Martinez could not punish the severed eyebrow of his rival.
Fifth round: Looser again Rose, but in the last moments the long-awaited left-hander of Martinez appeared. His left hand sneaked into the English guard.
Sixth round: Rose is bigger and plays with the distance she has going for her. This forces Maravilla to go short and the Quilmeño shows his handsomeness. He approaches and throws his left foot to continue hurting.
Seventh round: Despite accumulated fatigue and lack of mobility, Martínez shows some sparkles with his hands. English is more complete and can be dangerous. He is seen tied for the moment.
Eighth round: Rose went to the canvas for a slip and that motivated Martinez, who at no time stopped provoking the English. The minutes make a fight between two low-explosion veterans lose intensity.
Ninth round: For fear that the Wonder of the past decade will appear, Rose does not risk and lets him gain ground at the end of the evening. Little action but better the Argentine.
Round 10: Another poor round of both, in which fatigue prevailed over boxing. Meager about Rose, who never accelerated in front of a tired Martinez with little mobility.