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).