On Saturday November 10, 2012 on HBO, the 154 pound division gets shaken to its core as Erislandy Lara (17-1-1 11 KOs), a defector from Cuba, steps in the ring against Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan (32-0 20 KOs) of Glendale, California.
Last night's card at the Foxwoods MGM Grand televised on HBO and promoted by DiBellla Entertainment was action-packed and filled with what we, as fight fans, love to see – action and knockouts.
Taking a page out of Andre Ward's dazzling performance against lineal light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson last week, Sergio Martinez showcased brilliance in his unanimous decision win against previously unbeaten Mexican star Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Until recently, Lucas Matthysse's career had been filled with adversity as it seemed he was plagued with bad luck whenever vying for a world title. But now, he can finally call himself a world champion... sort of.
On April 17, 2010, Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), the man nicknamed "Maravilla," became the middleweight champion of the world by defeating Kelly Pavlik.