By 8 thru 10, Sergio was in tune and controlling the fight. By time the11th, it was apparent that Macklin was being overwhelmed by speed and noticeably tiring. The Irish-British Macklin was caught twice on the chin by laser left hands from Martinez in the last 20 seconds of round 11 leading to good reason for the corner to stop it with their fighter left bloodied and battered. The scorecards going into the last round were 103-103, 105-101, and 105-101 with the even score being Julie Lederman's.
In the televised undercard, Edwin Rodriguez (21-0) defeated Donovan George (22-2-1) by unanimous decision. Rodriguez was the counter puncher in the fight but still outworked while out connecting George in a competitive match. Larry Merchant of HBO graded Rodriguez's performance as an A-. It looked more like a B performance.
YouTube Video- Maravilla Martinez vs Matthew Macklin