Sergio Martinez stops Koivula on cut

45-year-old former WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez returned on Saturday night at the Bolera Severino Prieto in Torrelavega, Spain. Martinez (53-3-2, 29 KOs) won by ninth round TKO over Jussi Koivula (24-8-1, 9 KOs) when the bout was stopped due to a cut over Koivula’s left eye. Honestly the cut didn’t look anywhere near bad enough to stop the fight. Martinez resumed his career in August after a six year retirement. He is 2-0 with 2 KOs on the comeback trail.

WBO #9 super welterweight Sergio “El Nino” Garcia (33-0, 14 KOs) won by sixth round referee’s stoppage against Gregory Trenel (12-6-2, 3 KOs).

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  • I was more concerned about Sergio being stopped in this fight.
    I knew he could outbox this guy, but at his age falling asleep between rounds is a real possibility.

  • Martinez is playing with fire due to his advancing age in his return to the ring. The risk of injury only climbs higher with older fighters and Martinez has a lot of life to live ahead of himself.

  • Da man’s gotta do what da man’s gotta do. Lots of living includes climbing through the ropes again.

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