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Who won Martinez vs Lomachenko?
Vasyl Lomachenko beat Roman Martinez by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 11th June 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super featherweight championship of the world.
Martinez vs Lomachenko stats
Back in June 2016, Roman Martinez stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 3 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Vasyl Lomachenko made his way to the ring with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lomachenko had a slight advantage in power over Martinez, with a 60% knock out percentage over Martinez's 59%.
Roman Martinez was the older man by 5 years, at 34 years old.
Martinez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Lomachenko. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Roman Martinez fought out of the orthodox stance, while Vasyl Lomachenko was a southpaw.
Martinez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 28 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 11 years and 9 months earlier than Lomachenko, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 65 more professional rounds, 253 to Lomachenko's 188.
Martinez vs Lomachenko form
Lomachenko had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Romulo Koasicha on 7th November 2015 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Gamalier Rodriguez on 2nd May 2015 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo on 23rd November 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Before that, he had beat Gary Russell Jr on 21st June 2014 by majority decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
He had been beaten by Orlando Salido on 1st March 2014 by split decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Martinez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.7 rounds on average.
Lomachenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
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