Three years after his return to the ring, Sergio Martinez he will complete his sixth fight, this time against the Colombian John Tehran It is in the playgroundWhere Marvelous will be boxing for the first time. It will be a 10-round fight framed in the medium division, which will close the presentation gala of a series dedicated to the life of Ringo Bonavena which will premiere this weekend on a streaming platform.
The evening will begin at 20:00 and will be broadcast by ESPN 2 and Star+ signals, with three complementary matches: Laureano “Dinamita Ubiedo” Sciuto (11-0-0)- Andrés “La Maquinita” Sosa (14-2 -0), featherweight category; Brian Arregui (7-1-0)-Matías Galucci (8-2-0), super welterweight category and Sebastián Castillo (7-1-1)-Damián Arce (Cuba, rookie), bantamweight category.
“I never came to believe that one day I would step into the ring at Luna Park, I take it as a gift of life. It fills me with joy, pride and emotion. At Luna Park (Nicolino) Locche was consecrated, he (Carlos) Monzón, (Víctor) Galíndez, the Coggi Whip, (Jorge) Castro, (Omar) Narváez, the Tigresa Acuña were kept.
In June 2014, Maravilla resigned his crown against Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto at New York’s Madison Square Garden and retired from professional boxing due to a knee injury. However, six years later, he returned to the ring with hopes of fighting for a world title. Since then he has won the five fights he has faced: four in Spain and one in the United States.
The former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion will fight again in the country nearly ten years after his latest display at the Vélez Sarsfield stadium where, in full swing, he beat Britain’s Martin Murray on points for that crown. It was his first defense after winning the belt in 2012, when he beat Mexican Julio César Chávez Jr. in Las Vegas.
Martínez comes to Luna Park with a professional record of 56 wins (31 before the limit), 3 falls and 2 no decisions. He will face Tehran, 38, who will make his third appearance for Argentina after being eliminated in the previous two.
The Colombian boxer (18-2-0, 15 KOs) was defeated by local César Barrionuevo in his quest for the vacant WBC Latino welterweight title in Catamarca in 2014 and in his last performance he lost to Juan Manuel Taborda of Cordoba for the WBO Latin title middleweight in Villa María, on September 23, 2022.
“He’s a good rival. He’s got 15 knockouts out of 18 wins, so even if he hasn’t beaten any major rivals, he shows that he’s heavy-handed,” said Maravilla, who expects more than carnival rides and wants to fight for the world title
“The opportunity for the World Cup will come at a certain point. I know it will be like this, for a matter of adjustment, inertia, position, effectiveness in my career, history, record. There are many reasons. I’m there for a world title” , foreshadowed.
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