Sport Sandor Martin stuns Mikey Garcia in massive upset

09:06  17 october  2021
09:06  17 october  2021 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Former junior welterweight titlist Mikey Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs) will face European super lightweight champion Sandor Martin (38-2, 13 KOs) in a catchweight (145 pounds) bout on Saturday, Oct. 16. The fight will be streamed live on DAZN. Garcia , who is a four-division champion (featherweight, junior lightweight, lightweight, junior welterweight), is fighting for the first time since February 2020, when he defeated Jessie Vargas at welterweight. He won his first 39 fights before losing to Errol Spence Jr. in a welterweight title bout in March 2019.

Mikey Garcia hadn’t fought in nearly two years before stepping into the ring for what was perceived as a tune-up fight Saturday in Fresno, California, against Sandor Martin.

But for the second time in his last three fights, Garcia was thoroughly outboxed and went down to defeat. He lost a majority decision Saturday, as judge Zachary Young scored it 95-95, but judges Carla Caiz and Fernando Villareal saw it 97-93 each for Martin. Yahoo Sports had it 96-94 for Martin.

The last time Garcia lost, it was on March 16, 2019, in Arlington, Texas, in a heavily hyped bout between undefeated stars when he was blanked by Errol Spence Jr.

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FRESNO, Calif. — Mikey Garcia and Sandor Martin have had a respectful buildup towards one another heading into Saturday's 145-pound catchweight affair. That continued at Friday's weigh-in at Chukchansi Park as Garcia and Martin tipped the scales to make the fight official. Martin weighed in first and came in at 144 pounds. Then the former four-division world champion stepped on the scale and weighed 143.6 pounds. They had cordial faceoff before shaking hands and going their separate ways.

Spence is now and was then one of the game’s superstars, and it wasn’t wholly unexpected that he’d defeat Garcia.

But it was a stunner on Saturday when Martin pulled it off at Chukchansi Park. He outboxed Garcia from the start, countering effectively and giving Garcia fits with his movement and his angles.

“It’s the biggest moment of my career,” said Martin, who entered the welterweight bout with a 38-2 mark but not a single notable win. “I always said I was going to do it and I’ve done it.”

He did it by controlling his emotions, sticking to the game plan, boxing masterfully and never allowing himself to get out of the moment.

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By Sean Jones: Mikey Garcia wants to take care of the upset -minded Spanish fighter Sandor Martin this Saturday night, October 16th, on DAZN from the. The fight will be at a 145-lb catchweight, which means Martin will need to come up in weight from 140 to face Mikey . Sandor (38-2, 13 KOs) has mainly fought lower-level opposition in his native Spain during his career. Interestingly, he’s been chosen for Mikey to fight in the main event on DAZN instead of someone more fitting for that status.

By Dan Ambrose: Mikey Garcia weighed in at 143.6 lbs throughout Friday’s weigh-in for his 10-round tune-up struggle towards Spaniard Sandor Martin on Saturday. It’s believed by some boxing followers that Mikey ’s weight was within the 180+ lb in the course of the 12 months and a half that he’s been out of the ring since his final struggle towards Jessie Vargas in February 2020. Selecting Sandor Martin was a mistake. That is struggle is arguably a check case for Mikey , 33, to indicate whether or not he’s nonetheless marketable sufficient for DAZN to commit large cash to placed on a struggle

Garcia is a four-division champion who has long been regarded as one of the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight. He had been linked to a number of big fights since his last outing, a decision over Jessie Vargas in Frisco, Texas, on Feb. 29, 2020.

But Martin fought with the poise and the skill of a veteran and he systematically picked Garcia apart.

“I know myself and I know my capabilities,” Martin said. “I’ve been doing this since I was 5 years old. I said I was going to do this, to go out and beat the best fighters in the world, and that’s what I’ve done.

“I knew I had to frustrate him. He’s a complete boxer. He’s not a natural 140-145 pounder and so we had to use that to our advantage.

Garcia always seemed a half-step slow and his body language gave off an appearance of acceptance as Martin was outworking him.

Garcia said his layoff didn’t impact him and said he thought he’d won the fight.

“I’m fine. I’m not bruised up and he didn’t put a beating on me,” Garcia said. “It was a good fight, a competitive fight. I thought I was winning the fight in a close match-up, but as I said, the judges saw it the other way around.

“No, [I didn’t underestimate him], not at all. I knew he was a very good boxer. I’ve seen some of his films. I knew he could box. That’s why I kept being the aggressor, coming forward, but I couldn’t be reckless, either, because he was looking for those counters. I still believe I did enough to win the rounds, seeing as I was the aggressor [who was] looking for the fight.”

Garcia said he would like a rematch, one that goes 12 rounds and not 10 as it did Saturday. Martin said Garcia had given him an opportunity so he’d afford Garcia the same courtesy.

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