Martinez retains WBC flyweight title

WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez (20-2, 14 KOs) stopped Ronal Batista (15-3, 9 KOs) in round eleven to retain his WBC title in the Canelo-Ryder co-feature on Saturday night at the Estadio Akron in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Batista gave Martinez all he could handle for the first six rounds. Martinez dropped Batista in round seven, then punished Batista until the bout was stopped in round eleven. Time was 1:00.

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  • Congrats Martinez and I recognized the courage of Ronal. The knockdown in the sixth was controversial for two reasons,
    1- there seems to be some tangled with the fighters legs, referee called it a no knockdown
    2- After the Referee stated it was no knockdown then Mauricio Sulaiman which was not the supervisor of the fight during the end of the round break overruled referee. I am sure if it was the other way around, nothing would be done. So why there was a fight supervisor?

    • I wouldn’t have called it a knockdown. I knew this was going to be a good fight at the weigh-in. Both fighters looked to have made the weight comfortably. I think Batista went too hard the first part of the fight and had nothing left to threaten Martinez with by the 8th round.

      They might run this back in the next year or so if Batista keeps moving forward.

  • JC did not look like a fighter that has evolved anymore he was getting tagged by a club fighter that was suppose to be a cakewalk
    He has nothing to gloat about that performance
    With that said I still would love to see JC vs Bam

    • I agree that Martinez is not evolving. He was an amazing talent pre-Chocolito. He fought orthodox and lefty at the same time without changing his stance. Unbelievable skills. Where is that now? He takes his skills for granted. Too bad. He should have been one of the great ones. I still love him but I fear his championship days will be short lived unless he goes back to doing what made him great in the first place. The next fight will be interesting

  • Actually….MRob3 JC made an adjustment during the fight..and finished Batista…Batista in the earlier rounds was slick…throwing swift combos and simply using that back foot to step out range.. immediately turning throwing combos and again simply stepping out of range …that was some good stuff. Batista obviously done his homework and was prepared…JC made an adjustment by faking and then stepping with Batista…after that fight over…JC finished Batista….JC has some upside…looking forward to seeing Martinez again…good stuff

  • The only that makes sense here and knows about boxing is SEAN, the rest of you fools go back to sleep.

  • Martinez is a good fighter, however, he needs to start keeping his hands up and start taking his career a bit more serious.

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