Martinez Defends Title in Front of Sell-Out Crowd

By Steve Marzolf

Photo Credit: Will Hart
A sold-out crowd of St. Patrick’s Day revelers packed the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, and though the Irishman of the night didn’t walk out lucky, 4,671 green-clad boxing fans got what they came for: non-stop action ending in an impressive knockout.

Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO’s) successfully defended his World Middleweight Championship title against the Irish (by way of Birmingham, U.K.) challenger Matthew Macklin (28-4, 19 KO’s), ending the night with a TKO in the eleventh round.