|The Cyber Boxing Zone Newswire|
As of February 3, 2001
UNBEATEN WBC #14 MARTINEZ SHUTS OUT IBF #4 PALMA
by Joe Koizumi
TOKYO, JAPAN-Unbeaten ex-Mexican representative for the Olympic Games in Atlanta, WBC #14 light fly Jesus Martinez, 110, dropped IBF #4 mini-fly Rocky “Ishikawa” Palma, 110, with a beautiful counter in the first round and won a nearly shutout decision over 10.
For Martinez, 14-0, 9 KOs, it was his first appearance here since he executed a promotional agreement with Akihiko Honda of Teiken Promotions. The usually game Japan-based Filipino Palma, 16-7-1, 7 KOs, became so cautious as to avert mixing up from the second round on with Martinez giving a lesson all night.
Scored: 100-91, 99-94 and 99-95, all for the fleet-footed Mexican prospect.
Japanese #3 super-fly Shingo Sasaki, 114 1/4, flattened Thailander Por Ratana Eminent, 115, with a solid right following a flurry of punches at 1:14 of the third canto.
Sasakai raised his credentials to 13-2-1, 10 KOs, and will become a threat to the winner in an elimination bout between #1 Hiroaki Murakoshi and #2 Takuya Kiya for the vacant national 115-pound title. The Thai loser dipped to 5-4, 1 KO.
Promoter: Kisarazu Green Bay Promotions.
Matchmaker: Joe Koizumi (as for the Sasaki vs. Eminent main event)