Diego Torres Nunez Claims UD Win Over Jonathan Escobedo Martinez!

Diego Torres Nunez poses at the weign-in for fight with Jonathan Martinez
Diego Torres Nunez Credit: Golden Boy

Diego Torres Nunez Pushed to the Cards for the First Time by Jonathan Martinez


In a battle of hometown fighters, lightweight boxer Diego Torres “Azabache” Nunez (14-0, 13 KO’s) secured his latest, and hard fought, victory. Azabache did so by claiming a unanimous decision win over Jonathan Escobedo “Perita” Martinez (8-3-1, 2 KO’s). Nunez has been racking up the knockouts and remained extremely busy as of late, but now that streak has come to a close. In fact, the heavy-handed pugilist fought six bouts in 2021. Now, he is looking to follow up the beneficial year with another string of impressive outings.

THE HURT BUSINESS

Over the first two rounds, it was all Torres who fought efficiently moving in reverse. Using an impressive array of punches, Azabache was able to pepper, pound and pierce Perita throughout these opening rounds. In particular, his left hand was very active and accurate with the hooks and uppercuts. The third was a mixed bag for Martinez as he was finding a new groove but his face was now bleeding and swelling badly.

The success of the third was short lived as Martinez could not sustain a consistent attack. Instead, the very game Perita just kept marching forward. Unfortunately this was akin to a log being fed to a wood chipper. Martinez made another big push in the sixth when he displayed a surge in energy and activity. While he did put his foot on the gas, Perita still missed the greater majority of his shots and, even worse, all the truly eye-catching punches were thrown by Nunez.

Down the stretch, Martinez continued to apply unrelenting pressure that was clearly taking its toll on Nunez. While Azabache was still holding his own, he was obviously feeling the pace. He appeared particularly worn in the ninth, which was the round that he was deducted a point in for allowing his mouth piece to come out. It was the third time that it had happened. Despite his grit, tough beard and late round heroics, Martinez was never able to crack the armor of Nunez. So when the cards were read, Nunez prevailed on the cards by way 98-91 and 97-92 twice.

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By: Bakari Simpsom

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