Sergio Martínez vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk
|Date||March 12, 2011|
|Venue||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA|
|Title(s) on the line||vacant WBC Diamond Middleweight Title. |
|Tale of the tape|
|Martinez defeats Dzinziruk via knockout of eighth round.|
Sergio Martinez vs. Sergiy Dzindziruk is a 160-pound world title title fight billed as The Threat Is Real. 2010 Fighter of the Year and Pound for Pound contender Sergio Martinez takes on undefeated Ukrainian Sergiy Dzindziruk for the vacant WBC Diamond belt. Martinez vacated the WBC middleweight in order to face Sergiy.
Martinez stopped Sergiy Dzinziruk in the eighth round, knocking down the Ukrainian middleweight five times during the fight, and 3 times in the 8th/last round. In Round 5, Dzinziruk was knocked down again by a left hand just seconds before the bell rang. He got up smiling, but Martinez now firmly appeared to be in control of the fight. Referee Arthur Mercante Jr. stopped the bout at the eighth after Martinez of Oxnard, Calif., sent Dzinziruk down for the third time.
- Middleweight bout: Sergio Martinez vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk
- Martinez defeated Dzinziruk via technical knockout at 1:43 of eighth round.
- Middleweight bout: Andy Lee vs. Craig McEwan
- Lee defeated McEwan via knockout at 0:56 of tenth round.
- Featherweight bout: Javier Fortuna vs. Derrick Wilson
- Fortuna defeated Wilson via knockout of at eighth round.
- Heavyweight bout: Sonya Lamonakis vs. Tanzee Daniel
- Lamonakis defeated Daniel via unanimous decision.
- Welterweight bout: Abraham Lopez vs. Andrew Jones
- Lopez defeated Jones via unanimous decision.
- Light Heavyweight bout: Seanie Monaghan vs. Billy Cunningham
- Monaghan defeated Cunningham via unanimous decision.
- Welterweight bout: Thomas Dulorme vs. Guillermo Valdes
- Dulorme defeated Valdes via technical knockout at 0:46 of second round.
Reported fight earnings
- Sergio Martinez $1,200,000 vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk ($850,000)
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