Valdemoro, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Martinez vs Rose?
Sergio Martinez beat Brian Rose by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 25th September 2021 at Valdemoro in Comunidad de Madrid.
The scorecards were announced as 97-94, 96-94, 96-94 in favor of winner Sergio Martinez.
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).
Martinez vs Rose stats
Sergio Martinez stepped into the ring with a record of 53 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Brian Rose made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martinez had a massive power advantage over Rose, boosting at 57% knock out percentage over Rose's 26%.
Sergio Martinez was the older man by 10 years, at 46 years old.
Rose had a height advantage of 2 inches over Martinez.
Sergio Martinez fought out of the southpaw stance, while Brian Rose was an orthodox fighter.
Martinez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 1997, 7 years and 11 months earlier than Rose, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 142 more professional rounds, 417 to Rose's 275.
Sergio Martinez went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA at middleweight.
Martinez vs Rose form
Martinez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jussi Koivula on 19th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bolera Severino Prieto, Cantabria, Spain.
Previous to that, he had beat Jose Miguel Fandino on 21st August 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Torrelavega, Cantabria.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
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.
Brian Rose had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Anthony Fowler on 2nd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Exhibition Centre, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jack Arnfield on 25th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Matthew Macklin on 9th April 2016 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Ruslans Pojonisevs on 21st November 2015 by points in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Hehad defeated Carson Jones on 1st August 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Craven Park Stadium, Hull.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Brian Rose had been fighting more than Sergio Martinez.
Going to this contest, Sergio Martinez had last fought 9 months and 8 days ago, while Brian Rose's last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 25 days ago.
Martinez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Rose's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 rounds on average.
What time did Martinez vs Rose start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Valdemoro, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Martinez vs Rose?
Sergio Martinez was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Brian Rose made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.