Mexico’s Martinez wins WBC world flyweight crown

first_img Press Trust Of India FOLLOW US LIVE TV First Published: 21st December, 2019 14:05 IST Written By SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Last Updated: 21st December, 2019 14:05 IST Mexico’s Martinez Wins WBC World Flyweight Crown Mexico’s Julio Cesar Martinez stopped Nicaragua’s Cristofer Rosales in the ninth round Friday to win the vacant World Boxing Council flyweight title Mexico’s Julio Cesar Martinez stopped Nicaragua’s Cristofer Rosales in the ninth round Friday to win the vacant World Boxing Council flyweight title. Martinez improved to 15-1 with his 12th victory inside the distance while Rosales fell to 29-5 with the loss at Phoenix, Arizona. After dropping his 2015 pro debut, Martinez has won 15 fights in a row, although he needed two tries to claim the WBC flyweight crown.READ | Surfing Legend Kelly Slater Won’t Compete At Tokyo 2020 OlympicsREAD | Israel Adesanya Called Out By Kickboxer Alex Pereira Who Had Knocked Him Out In 2017Martinez, 24, knocked out Charlie Edwards in August at London to first claim the title but the fight was later ruled no contest when the Mexican was found to have hit Edwards while the Englishman was on one knee. The 112-pound division’s other world champions include South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane, who defends the International Boxing Federation crown later this month in Yokohama against Japan’s Akira Yaegashi, and Ukraine’s unbeaten Artem Dalakian, the World Boxing Association champion. READ | Punjab Panthers Cruise Past NE Rhinos To Set Up Title Clash With Gujarat GiantsREAD | WATCH | Bhubaneswar: Babita Phogat Gives Eklavya Award To Odisha Sportsperson last_img