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Who won Martinez vs Koivula?
Sergio Martinez beat Jussi Koivula by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 19th December 2020 at Bolera Severino Prieto in Cantabria.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Garcia vs Trenel.
Martinez vs Koivula stats
Back in December 2020, Sergio Martinez stepped 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 made 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 suggested Martinez had advantage in power over Koivula, with a 56% knock out percentage over Koivula's 38%.
Sergio Martinez was the older man by 9 years, at 46 years old.
Sergio Martinez fought out of the southpaw stance, while Jussi Koivula was an orthodox fighter.
Martinez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 1997, 10 years and 8 months earlier than Koivula, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 243 more professional rounds, 440 to Koivula's 197.
Martinez vs Koivula form
Martinez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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, Las Vegas, United States.
Martinez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 3 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Koivula's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 4 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.5 rounds on average.
What time did Martinez vs Koivula start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Bolera Severino Prieto, Cantabria, Spain, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Martinez vs Koivula?
Martinez vs Koivula was broadcast on Fite.tv PPV UK in the UK.
What were the odds on Martinez vs Koivula?
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