Sergio Gabriel Martinez

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Sergio Gabriel Martinez
Martinez dethrones Kelly Pavlik

Name: Sergio Gabriel Martinez
Alias: Maravilla
Born: 1975-02-21
Birthplace: Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hometown: Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 10″   /   178cm
Reach: 73″   /   185cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Gabriel Sarmiento, Juan Leon Diaz, Pablo Daniel Sarmiento
Managers: Ricardo Sanchez Atocha, DiBella Entertainment

World Titles

Regional Titles

  • WBO Latino Welterweight
  • Argentine (FAB) Welterweight
  • IBO Light Middleweight
  • WBC Latino Super Welterweight


Amateur Highlights

  • Began boxing at the age of 20.
  • 1997 Argentine National Champion at welterweight
  • Participated at the 1997 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary at light middleweight, beating Jani Rauhala and losing to Adrian Diaconu

Athletic Background Before Boxing

  • Football (soccer) player
  • Professional cyclist

Preceded by:
Vernon Forrest
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
2009 May 21 – 2010 Jun
Succeeded by:
Manny Pacquiao
Preceded by:
Kelly Pavlik
WBC Middleweight Champion
2010 Apr 17 – 2011 Jan
Succeeded by:
Sebastian Zbik
Preceded by:
Kelly Pavlik
WBO Middleweight Champion
2010 Apr 17 – 2010 Jun
Succeeded by:
Dmitry Pirog
Preceded by:
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
WBC Middleweight Champion
2012 Sep 15 – present
Succeeded by: