Lightweight Prospect Frank Martin Scored PBC Main Event KO
Unbeaten, up and coming Lightweight Frank “The Ghost” Martin took advantage of his first main event opportunity scoring an seventh round TKO over Jerry Perez to close the “PBC on Fox” prospect show in L.A. Tuesday night.
Martin out of Indianapolis is now 13-0, 10 KOs and dominated most of the action in the scheduled 10 rounder. This included the highlight reel left hook he landed on his fellow unbeaten Perez earlier in the seventh, just before things were halted,
DOWN GOES PEREZ! ?
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“I saw the shot coming the round before,” said Martin. “I was going to the left looking for it, but I couldn’t find the right distance. In the next round, Derrick told me he was leaning and that helped me find the distance to land it.”
Martin controlled the fight with his movement and jab early and set the pace as the busier fighter, throwing 405 punches to Perez’s 222 according to CompuBox. He more than doubled Perez’s output of punches landed with a 100 to 47 advantage.
“I felt good in there,” said Martin. “I just followed the game plan that (trainer) Derrick (James) gave me. He told me to go out there and use my feet. I hurt him at every step of the fight. Everything Derrick asked me to do was working.”
Martin, who previously scored a KO on the undercard of Errol Spence’s World Welterweight PPV win over Danny Garcia at AT&T Stadium last December, has now scored four consecutive wins by knockout.
In the co-feature, 22-year-old middleweight prospect Armando Resendiz (12-0, 8 KOs) was victorious in his U.S. debut as he defeated Quilisto Madera (12-3, 8 KOs) by split-decision in their eight-round battle.
The Mexican Resendiz had out-landed Madera 130 to 84 in total punches according to CompuBox, but still had to sweat out when he heard the words “split decision.” It was the first time in 8 fights that he had to go the distance.
The prospect card came on the heels of the PBC on Fox show last Saturday night also at the Shrine Auditorioum in L.A. That main event saw former WBC Jr. Middleweight Champ, Tony “Super Bad” Harrison fight a 12 round draw with fellow contender Bryant Perrella in the main event.