Maravilla Martínez took 90 seconds to knock out Colombian Tehran at Luna Park and wants his world chance

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Ten years after his last fight in Argentina and for the first time in the legendary Luna Park stadium, Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez as soon as necessary 90 seconds eliminate the Colombian John Tehran and sportingly claim his chance for the World Cup in the middleweight category of the World Boxing Association (WBA), in a special evening that also saw the presentation gala of a series dedicated to the life of Ringo Bonavena which will premiere this weekend on a streaming platform.

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It was his sixth fight since he came out of retirement, with four KOs and two points wins. “I know it’s crazy but I want my chance against Golovkin, I’m training with 18 year olds, I want to be stronger, tougher and I want to be champion again.”assured the 48-year-old Quilmes-born former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion.

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.

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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 came to Luna Park with a professional record of 56 wins (31 before the limit), 3 falls and 2 no decision fights. He faced Tehran, 38, who is making 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.

Source: Clarin

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