Sergio Martinez retained his WBC middleweight title last night against Martin Murray in front of a huge crowd that braved bad weather in Buenos Aires. Here are some quick highlights from SportsCenter, if you missed the fight, or if you just like clicking on things:
Now, to be clear here, Martinez was not knocked down three times. Had there been three knockdowns in the fight, there would be a lot more outrage about the decision. But he was put down once officially, and there was another knockdown in the fight that was ruled a slip, so ultimately, it didn't happen. The slip ruling was terrible when it happened, and then the WBC actually "reviewed' it with "instant replay," and decided that yes, this clear knockdown was a slip, and congratulations to the wonderful call made by our distinguished referee, who like the WBC only wants the best for boxing, and the most fair outcomes and highest standards.