Sergio Gabriel Martínez is an Argentine former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2014. He held the WBC super welterweight title from 2009 to 2010, and the unified WBC, WBO, Ring magazine and lineal middleweight titles between 2010 and 2014. With six successful defenses of the Ring and lineal middleweight titles, Martínez's 50-month reign as champion ranks as one of the longest in the history of that weight class.He also held the IBO super welterweight title from 2003 to 2004. In 2011, Martínez reached a career high ranking as the world's third best active boxer, pound for pound, behind Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, as voted by most sporting news and boxing publications, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, and The Ring. In 2010 he received Fighter of the Year awards by both The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America, as well as The Ring's Knockout of the Year for his rematch victory against Paul Williams.
|Real name:||Sergio Gabriel Martínez|
|Born:||February 21, 1975, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Wins by KO:||28|
|Twitter:||Sergio Martínez (boxer)'s Twitter profile|
About Sergio Martínez
Became a top 5 ranked pound for pound boxer in the world and held the WBC Latino, WBO Latino, and WBC Middleweight titles.
He competed at the 1997 World Amateur Championships to earn his 39-2 amateur boxing career record.
He received Fighter of the Year and Knockout of the Year honors in 2010.
He was raised with an older brother named Hugo Jr. and a younger brother named Sebastián.
He defeated Julio César Chávez Jr. by unanimous decision to win the WBC Middleweight title in 2012.