Martinez-Williams Fight


November 21, 2010, Dyke L. Marler, Atlantic City, NJ

Martinez got there first. With both fighters throwing hooks so wide they looked like something from the undercard of a local MMA event, Martinez caught Paul Williams with his right hand at his side and KOd him on his feet.

At 1:10 of the second round, Williams' face was the first thing to hit the canvas. Damn, I had just gotten ready to rumble.

Billed as the fight of the year after Paul Williams narrowly won a split decision in their previous fight, Martinez came out determined. On his way back to Williams, he beat Kermit Cintron and outclassed Kelly Pavlik-which is not easy to do-then, served Paul The Punisher Williams with the first stoppage, and second loss, of his career.

Post fight, Martinez entertained the idea of fighting Manny Pacquiao in a catch-weight bout but seemed a little taken aback at the idea.

Do you think he knows he's not in Manny's class at any weight? I suspect he does and the startling realization of that fact showed on his face in the moment he was asked the question.

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