2010-11-20 Sergio Martinez w co 2 Paul Williams, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC/The Ring

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2010-11-20 Sergio Martinez w co 2 Paul Williams, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC/The Ring. Referee: Earl Morton. Having being unable to defend against the WBC ‘interim’ champion, Sebastian Zbik, due to his contractual agreements with HBO, the television network, Martinez forfeited the title on 11 January 2011. Desperate not to lose Martinez completely, the WBC handed him the term ‘emeritus’ titleholder’ while, at the same time, promoting Zbik to full championship status. Regardless of this, Martinez continued to be recognised by The Ring magazine as being the best man in the world at the weight.