Martínez fought with a broken wrist and an injured knee against Chávez
September 16, 2012
The feat of Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez speaks for itself. But some details that were published today show that the boxer born in Quilmes gave a class of sacrifice, courage and professionalism. Martinez fought eight rounds with his left wrist broken and suffered the rupture of the cruciate ligaments in the knee in a fall of the last round. He is a great example of grip and feel for the sport.
After the fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Martinez was taken to the hospital for a couple of injuries. The largest concern was the one he suffered in the fourth round: fracture of his left hand.
“His hand was broken, fell to the canvas, his knee was bad, but he did not give up. He went out to fight,” said Lou DiBella, promoter of the event, to the ESPN.com site.
He added: “Sergio Martinez is a man among men. He could tie and hug Chavez or just stay away, but he did not, he wanted to fight to the end to knock this guy.” As part of the statement, he said that Maravilla won’t fight again for the rest of 2012.
Meanwhile, Sampson Lewkowickz, Maravilla’s representative, said, “he will be operated from a ligament injury in his right knee tomorrow in Spain”, and “there are not in the plans of Sergio to fight in Argentina in 2012″.