Martinez vs Koivula Info
Sergio Martinez will fight Jussi Koivula on Saturday 5th December 2020 at Bolera Severino Prieto in Cantabria.
The fight will take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This will be of the World Boxing Super Series.
This fight will appear on the undercard of Sergio Garcia's and Andranik Hakobyan's clash.
Martinez vs Koivula stats
Sergio Martinez steps into the ring with a record of 52 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jussi Koivula will make his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Martinez has advantage in power over Koivula, with a 56% knock out percentage over Koivula's 38%.
Sergio Martinez is the older man by 9 years, at 45 years old.
Sergio Martinez fights out of the southpaw stance, while Jussi Koivula is an orthodox fighter.
Martinez is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 1997, 10 years and 8 months earlier than Koivula, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 211 more professional rounds, 408 to Koivula's 197.
Sergio Martinez goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA in the 160lb division.
Martinez vs Koivula form
Martinez has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Jose Miguel Fandino on 21st August 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Miguel Cotto on 7th June 2014 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Miguel Cotto on 7th June 2014 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Martin Murray on 27th April 2013 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Distrito Federal, Argentina.
He had beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 15th September 2012 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Nevada, United States.
Koivula has lost to all of his last 2 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Conor Benn on 21st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leonard Bundu on 22nd April 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Nelson Mandela Forum, Florence, Italy.
Martinez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years 11 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Koivula's last 2 fights have come over a period of 3 years 1 month and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.5 rounds on average.
What time does Martinez vs Koivula start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm UTC at Bolera Severino Prieto, Cantabria, Spain, which is 4:00 pm EST or 1:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 pm GMT in the UK.