sergio martinez didnt want to have the judges decide the outcome of the fight this time so he took the fight to paul williams early on. williams was looking to connect his hook, but was instead stunned when martinez’s left hook connected right on the chin. he then dropped like a log, face first on the canvass but it was clear that he was already out cold even before he hit the mat. it took several minutes before williams got his senses back and by the time he got back on his feet, martinez was already celebrating at the ref’s announcement of the winner.
this fight was supposed to be an exciting repeat of their last year’s bout wherein williams won by split decision. feeling that he was robbed of the win last year, martinez didn’tlet this one go the distance. as soon as he had the chance, he threw a crushing hook and landed square on his opponent’s face. no need for judges this time as martinez already had his hands raised at second round.