Watch video highlights from Sergio Martinez vs. Martin Murray live on HBO World Championship Boxing Saturday, April 27, right here on Bloody Elbow.
Martinez vs. Murray was set up to be something of an exhibition fight for Martinez fighting in front of a jam packed soccer stadium in Argentina. But things didn't quite go that way. After a slow start, Murray took over in the middle rounds, eventually dropping Martinez in round 8. Heading into the final rounds, the fight was incredibly close. However, it was Sergio Martinez once again pulling off the late relay, taking home a unanimous decision win.
The real highlight of the fight was the atmosphere. We always knew the soccer stadium would create something special, and that did indeed go as planned. The fans were rabid and refused to be deterred by heavy rains that forced changes to the planned broadcast fight order. Martinez walking through the rain, through the sea of fans, while fireworks shot off overhead is not a scene to be forgotten.
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