Fernando ‘Puma’ Martinez, world super flyweight champion: “We made history, I’m a legend”

Fernando ‘Puma’ Martinez, world super flyweight champion: “We made history, I’m a legend”
Fernando ‘Puma’ Martinez, world super flyweight champion: “We made history, I’m a legend”

“We made history, I am a legend and that is what I came to achieve with my people, I never felt alone, I was more local than ever.” With that phrase, Fernando Martinez defined its great points victory over Kazuto Ioka in Tokyo that unified the IBF and WBA super flyweight crowns.

“Thanks to my people, this victory is for Argentina, which today has a new unified champion. Carlos Monzón and Puma Martínez, I broke that streak of so many years,” said the Argentine boxer to Mariale Espinoza in the broadcast of ESPN KNOCK OUT barely finished the fight that can be enjoy again on Disney+.

And he added his feelings and a special dedication: “What a dream come true! I did it thanks to my old man who came to visit me. For my family, we are here, always present.”

After the victory by Unanimous decision of the jury and in front of more than ten thousand people, Martinez praised his rival: “Es “A great champion, his experience was evident, it was tremendous, it felt like the first time. I don’t know how he managed to stay standing because I pushed with everything.”

El Puma, the new unified champion of the super flyweight division and who remains undefeated as a professional, He analyzed: “It was a historic fight, we prepared for this, for this war. We are very Argentine.”

After his 17th fight, all won, with 9 knockouts, Martinez said: “I think I won every round because Ioka came, but I always gave him everything back.”

Like Pascual Pérez in 1954, Horacio Accavallo in 1966 and Nicolino Locche in 1968, Puma was crowned champion in Tokyo and expressed his absolute happiness: “For my promoters, those who support me, I have no words, I feel very happy, this is going to happen to me tomorrow.”

 
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