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MIKEY GARCIA KNOCKS OUT ROCKY MARTINEZ WITH A BODY SHOT IN THE 8TH ROUND

By Ben Thompson | November 10, 2013
MIKEY GARCIA KNOCKS OUT ROCKY MARTINEZ WITH A BODY SHOT IN THE 8TH ROUND

Moments ago, at the American Bank Cente in Corpus Christi, Texas, Mikey Garcia made an impressive debut at super featherweight, knocking out former champion Rocky Martinez in the 8th round and capturing the WBO super featherweight title in the process. Despite suffering an early knockdown in the 2nd round, Garcia regained his composure and began dominating the fight behind a stiff jab and effective counter punches. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.

ROUND 1
Stiff jab lands for Garcia. Martinez gets in a body shot. Another jab from Garcia backs Martinez up. 1-2 from Martinez is blocked. Long jab lands for Garcia. Left hook lands for Garcia followed by a 1-2. Martinez lands a right to the body. Nice jab lands for Garcia. Round to Garcia.

Garcia 10 Martinez 9

ROUND 2

Martinez gets in a right to the body. Garcia stalking behind his jab. Left hook and a jab lands for Garcia. Left hand lands for Martinez. They trade jabs. Right hand from Garcia grazes Martinez. Martinez lands a right to the body. Nice counter left hook lands for Garcia. Garcia lands a jab. Martinez lands a jab. HARD right hand lands for Martinez and Garcia is down. Wow. He takes the count. Martinez lands a left. Round to Martinez.

Garcia 18 Martinez 19

ROUND 3
Right hand lands for Martinez. They trade jabs. They trade stiff jabs again. Martinez lands a couple of jabs. 1-2 lands for Martinez. Garcia lands a left. Another left lands for Garcia. Martinez lands a right. HARD right hand from Garcia rocks Martinez backwards. Martinez lands a right. Left hook from Garcia gets the attention of Martinez. Close round, but I give it to Garcia for landing the bigger shots.

Garcia 28 Martinez 28

ROUND 4

Garcia gets in a left. Martinez answers with a right. Nice jab lands for Garcia. Another. Short left hook lands for Garcia. Another left hook lands for Garcia. Nice 1-2 lands for Martinez. Another right lands for Martinez. Garcia lands a nice right. Solid left hook lands for Garcia. Quick combo from Martinez. Nice right lands for Martinez. They trade shots to end the round. Another close one, but this time, I give it to Martinez.

Garcia 37 Martinez 38

ROUND 5
Jab lands for Garcia. Left hook lands for Garcia. Martinez lands a jab. Left hook lands for Garcia. Nice 1-2 lands for Martinez. Hard right lands for Garcia. Stiff jab lands for Garcia. They trade jabs. Garcia gets in a left hook. Nice right lands for Martinez. Garcia lands a couple jabs. Nice uppercut and a left lands for Garcia. Short left hook lands for Garcia. Round to Garcia.

Garcia 47 Martinez 47

ROUND 6
Left hook lands for Martinez. Jab lands for Martinez. They trade jabs. Left hook lands for Garcia. They trade jabs again. Another left hook lands for Garcia. Nice left hook lands for Martinez. BIG left hook lands for Garcia and Martinez wobbles. Nice right hand lands for Garcia. HARD 1-2 lands for Garcia. Another left hook lands for Garcia. BIG right lands for Garcia. Martinez retreats. Solid left to the body has Martinez hurt again. Round to Garcia.

Garcia 57 Martinez 56

ROUND 7
Martinez lands a jab. Garcia answers with his own. Stiff jab lands for Garcia. HARD counter right lands for Garcia. Another right lands for Garcia. Left hook lands for Garcia. Right hand down the middle lands for Garcia. Martinez getting broke down. Another right lands for Garcia. Again. HARD 1-2 lands for Garcia. Round to Garcia.

Garcia 67 Martinez 65

ROUND 8
Martinez digs a left to the body. HARD right down the middle from Garcia has Martinez covering up. Another right and a HARD left hook shot to the body puts Martinez down. That's it. It's over.

THE WINNER BY WAY OF KNOCKOUT IN THE 8TH ROUND...MIKEY GARCIA



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