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Nonito Donaire vs. Raul Martinez

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2009-04-19 : Nonito Donaire 111½ lbs beat Raul Martinez 112 lbs by TKO at 2:42 in round 4 of 12

Promoter: Top Rank(Main Event)
Time: 2:42

Notes

Summary

A left uppercut/hook sent Martinez down in the opening round. He remained on one knee to gather himself before making it to his feet at the count of eight. Martinez was put down a second time in the round from another left uppercut. He was up quickly and received a standing eight-count. A left hand at 1:10 of Round 3 put Martinez down for a 3rd time in the fight. He was able to maintain his composure despite being hit hard and mounted a decent offense toward the end of the round, landing a few solid overhand rights. In Round 4, Martinez was stunned by another perfect left uppercut and sent stumbling back and down for the fourth time in the fight. At this, without beginning a count, the referee immediately waved an end to the bout. To his credit, Martinez was up almost instantly and was upset with the stoppage.

Comments

In the post-fight interview, Donaire said he would likely be moving up to either 115 or 118lbs as he did feel somewhat weak in his legs in preparation for this fight.

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