Sergio Martínez vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk

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The Threat Is Real
Sergio Martinez vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk.jpg
Date March 12, 2011
Venue United StatesFoxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
Title(s) on the line vacant WBC Diamond Middleweight Title. [1]
Tale of the tape
Boxer Argentina Sergio Martinez Ukraine Sergiy Dzinziruk
Nickname Maravilla Dzyna/Razor
Hometown Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina Brovari, Ukraine
Pre-fight record 46-2-2 (25 KO's) 37-0-0 (23 KO's)
Height 5′ 10″ 6′ 0″
Recognition Ring Magazine pound for pound No. 3.
Former WBC Middleweight & Light Middleweight Champion.
WBO Super Welterweight Champion.
Result
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.[2]

The fight[edit]

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.[3]

Undercard[edit]

Televised[edit]

Untelevised[edit]

  • Featherweight bout:Dominican Republic Javier Fortuna vs. United States Derrick Wilson
    • Fortuna defeated Wilson via knockout of at eighth round.
  • Heavyweight bout:Greece Sonya Lamonakis vs. United States Tanzee Daniel
    • Lamonakis defeated Daniel via unanimous decision.
  • Welterweight bout:United States Abraham Lopez vs. United States Andrew Jones
    • Lopez defeated Jones via unanimous decision.
  • Light Heavyweight bout:United States Seanie Monaghan vs. United States Billy Cunningham
    • Monaghan defeated Cunningham via unanimous decision.
  • Welterweight bout:Puerto Rico Thomas Dulorme vs. United States Guillermo Valdes
    • Dulorme defeated Valdes via technical knockout at 0:46 of second round.

Reported fight earnings[edit]

  • Sergio Martinez $1,200,000 vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk ($850,000)[4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fischer, Doug (2011-03-05). "Martinez-Dzindziruk:WBC's Diamond belt officially at stake". BoxingScene. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Jhonny (2011-03-06). "Sergio Martinez plans to target Chavez-Zbik winner". BoxingScene. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  3. ^ Rafael, Dan (2011-03-13). "Sergio Martinez drops Sergiy Dzinziruk". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  4. ^ Rafael, Dan (2011-03-13). "Martinez stops Dzinziruk in eighth round". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-03-13.