- Aron Martinez started strong early, pressing the action and hammering Guerrero on the ropes.
- Martinez scored a knockdown in Round 4 with a savage body attack followed by combinations to the head.
- Guerrero regained momentum in the second half of the fight, controlling the distance in the center of the ring and outlanding Martinez in the procces to earn a win by split decision.
Robert Guerrero rallied after being knocked down in Round 4, and won a 10-round split decision over Aron Martinez.
Fighting for the second time in the same calendar year for the first time since 2012, Robert Guerrero rebounded from a tough loss to Keith Thurman in March to edge the gritty Aron Martinez, who proved himself to be an underdog with bite.
It was a tale of two fights: When the action took place in the center of the ring, it was generally to Guerrero’s advantage, as he used his height and reach advantage to pick Martinez apart. But when Martinez got Guerrero on the ropes, which he did frequently, he was far more successful, hammering Guerrero to the body and landing sharp uppercuts.
Both fighters had their moments in the latter half of the fight, but it was Guerrero who was able to control the distance and pull out a split-decision win in a feisty back-and-forth battle that lived up the StubHub Center’s reputation for hosting action fights.
- Guerrero vs Martinez