MARTINEZ SURVIVES MURRAY TO ESCAPE WITH VICTORY
By G. Leon
Sergio Martinez W12 Martin Murray: World middleweight champion Sergio Martinez severely struggled against Martin Murray in fron of 40,000 of his adoring fans in Argentina. Martinez was unable to land clean punches on Murray for much of the fight and Murray was able to land his right hand consistently throughout. Murray dropped Martinez in the eighth round with a crisp right hand, but Martinez beat the count and survived the round. In round ten it appeared Murray should have been credited with another knockdown but the referee ruled it a slip. The referee's ruling was upheld after the WBC reviewed the replay. Martinez rallied back in the final two rounds to win 115-112 on all three cards. Boxingtalk scored the bout 114-113 for MURRAY.
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