Sandor Martin Wants a Title Fight Following Dominant Win Over Jose Felix
Sandor “Arrasandor” Martin (40-2, 13KOs) handed out another boxing lesson in an impressive showing. This time, he served up hard-punching Mexican fighter Jose Felix Jr. (39-6-1, 30KOs).
Martin shocked the boxing community by out-boxing four-divisional champion Mikey Garcia (40-2, 30KOs) in October 2021. That victory catapulted him not only into superstardom in Spain, but it also put him in striking distance of a championship with #4 WBA, #5 WBC, and #13 IBF rankings.
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Martin returned home to a hero’s welcome as the fans packed the Palau Olimpic Vall d’ Hebron in Barcelona. Moreover, he hasn’t lost a fight since Anthony Yigit back in 2017. His run towards a title comes at a perfect time, with undisputed champion Josh Taylor expected to leave the division. This moves a title opportunity even closer.
SHARP AND LASER-FOCUSED
If you are a fan that enjoys watching boxing in its purest form, this was the fight to watch. Martin fought with the understanding that a world title opportunity is within reach of being a reality. He came out with incredible focus and laser-precision, landing the jab while coming forward with the lead left hand to the body of Felix Jr. It was clear that Martin was not going to turn in a let-down performance.
Arrasandor was winning the four scoring criteria of boxing early. His footwork was on point as he landed the counter right hook and straight left hand to the body, before moving just a half step out of return-fire range. Moreover, he was doing a good job fighting off the back foot as well and continued to land his money punch, the straight left hand, to the body.
Felix adjusted by keeping his foot on the outside of southpaw Martin’s foot. This enabled him to land a hard jab, then an overhand right. However, Martin quickly took back control by moving his head off the centerline to avoid a wild right hand. He would then land his own left and right hook combinations flush on Felix’s chin.
TOTAL CONTROL DOWN THE STRETCH
In round eight, Felix got over aggressive and was hurt early in the round by a counter right hook on the temple. After surviving that, he was hurt again by the same punch that saw him drop to the canvas. The referee did not rule it a knockdown because Martin pushed down his head before his knee touched the canvas.
The final two rounds mirrored each other as Martin kept the foot on the gas, landing the straight left hand with ease and using that superior footwork to land a left uppercut to the body and then slide out of the way before unloading double right hook counters.
Martin’s boxing ability completely nullified the punching power of his Mexican opponent. As the final bell sounded, the crowd showed their appreciation with a standing ovation. Two judges scored it 100-90 and one had it 99-91.
3Kings Boxing agrees with the first two cards. Martin called for promoter Eddie Hearn to put him in a title fight during the post-fight interview.
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By: Garrisson Bland