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Old 08-14-2007, 07:48 AM   #8
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Default Re: Bernard Dunne on Setanta

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Originally Posted by hitman_hatton1
what's this guy he's fighting like then???

i don't rate dunne all that tbh.

his stamina is questionable and his punch has been found out as he's stepped up the levels.
Dunne's punch was found out back in America it was hardly 're-found' out back here . Your right though his stamina is questionable and it seems mainly to do with him being tight at the weight .

Martinez is pretty much an unknown(very few people , even round here have seen him) . But in his 4th fight he stopped Juan Garcia Martin , in Martin's fight before that he had fought Esham Pickering for the European title and went 8 .
He became only the 4th man to stop Frederic Bonifai and did it in 2 rounds(the quickest it had been done by anyone) , Michael Brodie had gone 5 rounds with Bonifai

He beat EU and French Super Bantamweight champion Salem Bouaita by a very wide decision . Bouaita has recent wins over Miguel Mallon(who Pickering defended against and stopped in 10) m and Tuncay Kaya(who Hunter had trouble defending against and stopped in 9 after a mistimed count) Bouaita's record doesn't look great , but he is 9-2 since he lost to future World champion Mahyar Monshipour 5 years ago(and the loss other than Martinez came at Featherweight) .

Martinez can definitely punch , he most have some boxing skills to have clearly outboxed Bouaita . He is only 5'5(and quite stocky) and his opposition hasn't been that great . He is in experienced with only 16 fights and is just 21 years old .

So that's most of what I can tell you on Kiko Martinez .
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