Sergio Martinez pounds on Matthew Macklin. Martinez won their fight via 11th-round TKO.
Sergio Martinez lands a punch to the face of Matthew Macklin during the 11th round of their middleweight bout Saturday in New York. Martinez, generally considered the top middleweight in the world despite a lack of a championship belt, won when the fight was stopped after the 11th round.
Kiss the canvas
Matthew Macklin is knocked down during the 11th round by Sergio Martinez. Martinez improved to 49-2-2 with the win.
Walk this way
Sergio Martinez walks away after knocking down Matthew Macklin during the 11th round. Macklin would not last past the round, as his corner asked the referee to stop the fight before the 12th. Macklin fell to 28-4 with the loss.
Sergio Martinez reacts after realizing he won his middleweight bout against Matthew Macklin. Macklin was not allowed to continue after taking a beating in the 11th round.
Winner and still 'champion'
Sergio Martinez celebrated after being declared the victor in his fight against Matthew Macklin. Martinez defended his WBC Diamond middleweight belt, which was created for him after the WBC basically stripped him of the regular title and gave it to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.