Frank Martin Stops Jerry Perez in 7
Undefeated lightweight Frank Martin (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a seventh round stoppage over previously unbeaten Jerry Perez (13-1, 10 KOs) Tuesday night headlining FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.
A huge left hook by Martin floored Perez as he was able but unable to continue as referee Jerry Cantu to waive off the bout 2:59 into the round.
"I felt good in there,” said Martin. “I just followed the game plan that Derrick 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.”
Perez had perhaps his best round in the fourth, as he found some success breaking through Martin’s defense with counter left hooks to the head. Martin was able to shake off the rough patch and was well in control on the cards at the time of the stoppage, having only lost one round on one judge’s card.
"He was physically strong but there wasn't anything he did that affected me,” said Martin. “This win is a big blessing. I'm just going to stay humble and keep moving forward and getting better."
In the co-main event, middleweight prospect Armando Resendiz (12-0, 8 KOs) defeated Quilisto Madera (12-3, 8 KOs) by split-decision. The judges scored the fight 77-75 for Madera, but was overruled by scores of 78-74 and 77-75 in favor of Resendiz.
Super middleweight Cameron Rivera (9-6-3, 6 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Burley Brooks (6-2, 5 KOs)
Super lightweight Mexico’s Jesus Silveyra (9-6-2, 3 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Amon Rashidi (8-2-1, 6 KOs)
In a super welterweight bout, Travon Marshall (1-0, 1 KO) scored an impressive first round knockout victory over Christian Marron (0-2)
In the opening bout on FS1, Ezequiel Flores (1-0) won a unanimous decision over Juan Muro (0-1)