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Old 10-03-2011, 11:52 AM   #75
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Default Re: Sky's mocking of Martinez P4P status

A fighter will always look bad against an opponent who is only interested in defending himself. Barker has an almost eastern europeean style of blocking all incoming fire and then every so often, when he's absolutely sure something will land, will fire back. It's an ugly style that makes for ugly fights and bad performances all around. Just look at Pacquiao-Clottey as a point of reference.

I'm clearly alone in thinking this, but I'm actually IMPRESSED by Martinez' performance. I didn't think he was going to KO Barker, and the fact that he did exceeded my expectations.

Martinez fought for two, and all things considered, turned in a very watchable performance.
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