Sergio Martinez keeps on doing it – not just winning – but looking more exciting with each outstanding performance. Once known as more of a quick and clever operator, Martinez is getting the job done these days in quite a different manner.
The Argentinean southpaw is not your typical modern day prizefighter. The way he holds his hands down low and sticks his chin out, inviting, almost goading incoming fire, Martinez has the swagger of a different era. He would still be a lot of fun if he rode that style to the scorecards, but Maravilla doesn’t seem all that interested in simple results – not when the opportunity to go for the throat is in reach. By Andrew Fruman