2010-04-17 Sergio Martinez w pts 12 Kelly Pavlik, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC/WBO/The Ring

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2010-04-17 Sergio Martinez w pts 12 Kelly Pavlik, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC/WBO/The Ring. Referee: David Fields. Scorecards: 116-111, 115-112, 115-111.

Also on 17 April, Sebastian Zbik successfully defended the WBC ‘interim’ title when outscoring Domenico Spada over 12 rounds at the Borderland Hall, Magdeburg, Germany. Another successful defence of the WBC ‘interim’ title for Zbik came on 31 July when he outpointed Jorge Heiland at the O2 World Arena, Hamburg, Germany.

Earlier, in mid-June, Martinez was stripped of his WBO belt when failing to decide within a reasonable time frame whether or not he would continue to campaign in the 160lbs weight class or remain in the junior middleweight division. Following that, Dmitry Pirog and Daniel Jacobs were signed up to contest the vacant WBO title.