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PBC on FOX results: Sammy Vasquez stops Aron Martinez after six rounds

Sammy Vasquez Jr took a step closer to a shot at the WBC welterweight title with a win over Aron Martinez.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Another fight, another stoppage in the corner. After Dominic Breazeale opened the PBC on FOX card with a win over Amir Mansour after five rounds, Sammy Vasquez Jr followed up with a stoppage of Aron Martinez after six rounds in their welterweight co-feature, putting himself one step closer to a WBC title shot.

Vasquez (21-0, 15 KO) controlled the fight pretty handily, neutralizing Martinez (20-5-1, 4 KO) and keeping the normally very active battler at bay with his skills, combination punching, and ability to lead the action. Martinez never did get his pressure game going, and as a result was never really in the fight, a disappointing performance for him to be sure. He landed just 35 punches of 176 thrown (20%), compared to 88/309 (28%) from Vasquez.

This was a semifinal eliminator, or whatever they're calling it, in the WBC's non-tournament welterweight title "tournament." Vasquez is now one more win away from a title shot, with that title's vacancy to be filled shortly by the Danny Garcia-Robert Guerrero main event.

The reason for stoppage appeared to be a left hand or arm injury to Martinez.

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