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Now everyone knows his name: a Spaniard knocked down the legend Mikey Garcia and made history [Video]


The Spanish Sandor Martín defeated the American Mikey García by majority decision.

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The Spanish boxer Sandor Martin starred in a great fight this Saturday and defeated former four-division world champion, American Mikey Garcia, by way of the majority decision.

The fight, agreed to 10 episodes in the division of welterweights, was carried out in the Chukchansi Park, in Fresno (California), where the Spanish fighter showed great power and speed in the placement of their fists without allowing the former world champion to do his best boxing.

Martin, 28 years old, who bears the nickname Arrasandor, improved his record as a professional boxer to 39-2, with 13 KO’s, after beat a Garcia against all odds.

Martín’s triumph was not only deserved, but, in addition, he was in charge of giving a Garcia boxing chair when moving around the ring, circulating, and making clean starts when the former American champion sought to reach him with his blows.

The judges had no doubts either about who had been the best fighter about him quadrilateral, although one of them opined that the fight was called and awarded a score of 95-95. But the other two saw Superior martin and they gave him 97-93, that left the Spanish boxer as winner by majority decision.

This loss cost Garcia, a native of Oxnard, California, to lower his mark to 40-2, with 30 KOs.

While the spanish showed speed of hands and power in the fists, Garcia made a fight with slow movements both hands and legs, something that Martin took advantage of perfectly. Spanish, what boxed for the first time in AmericaHe hopes to continue to do so on more stellar evenings and demonstrate his class.

“I have no doubt that I can always put on a good boxing show like I did tonight. I will be prepared for the big boxing venues in the United States ”, stressed Martín, who made his professional debut on August 10, 2011 beating the Armenian Armen Hovsepyan.

The trip to the United States It was for Martín his third fight outside of Spain, after having entered the ring in Suecia and Italy, with one loss in his first fight abroad, and two wins in his next two fights abroad; including tonight’s, which is already counted as one of the best of his professional career.

“I always had the confidence that I could make a great fight, as it happened,” stressed Martín. “Since I arrived in the United States, the sensations have always been good, my perfect adaptation and the way the fight was developed, it was a book,” he concluded.

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