WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez retains title

February 29 2020: Frisco, USA
Mexican "El Rey" Martinez retained his WBC Flyweight title with a unanimous decision (118-109, 116-11 and 115-112) win over Welshman Jay Harris. Martinez came out
aggressive, ripping punches into Harris. Into the third, Harris bravely opted to meet Martinez in the centre, trading fierce shots from close quarters. It was a hard fought give
and take battle throughout. In the 10th a crunching body shot dropped Harris to his knees but the challenger survived the round. Martinez closed out a convincing victory in the
late rounds.


Julio Cesar Martinez Breaks Down Cristofer Rosales in Nine

A relentless pace set by Mexico's Julio Cesar Martinez proved too much for Nicaragua's Cristofer Rosales en route to a 9th round stoppage in their vacant flyweight title at the
Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Winging shots by Martinez frustrated the former champion, who fought behind the tight guard as he sought to throw and land
straight down the middle. There weren't any knockdowns in the fight, but an accumulation of punishment forced the stoppage at 1:19 of round nine.


JULIO CESAR MARTINEZ      
ALIAS: El Rey      
     
   
CURRENT WBC Flyweight Champion   Total Fights 18
BORN: January 27 1995 (24)     Wins 16 (KO 12)
BIRTHPLACE: Mexico City, Mexico     Losses 1
HEIGHT: 1.60 m     No Contest 1
       
No. Result Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
18 Win Jay Harris UD 12 29 Feb 2020 The Ford Center at the Star, Frisco, Texas, U.S. Retained WBC flyweight title
17 Win Cristofer Rosales KO 9 20 Dec 2019 Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Won vacant WBC flyweight title
16 No Contest Charlie Edwards NC 3 31 Aug 2019 The O2 Arena, London, England For WBC flyweight title; Originally KO win for Martinez, later ruled No Contest after Edwards was hit while on one knee
15 Win Andrew Selby KO 5 23 Mar 2019 Centro de Espectaculos del Recinto Ferial, Metepec, Mexico
14 Win Irvin Ordaz KO 1 26 Jan 2019 Lienzo Charro, Ciudad Guzman, Mexico
13 Win Victor Ruiz KO 1 6 Oct 2018 Estadio Chevron, Tijuana, Mexico
12 Win Juan Lopez Martinez KO 1 11 Aug 2018 Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico
11 Win Ivan Meneses Flores KO 2 7 Jul 2018 Domo del Parque San Rafael, Guadalajara, Mexico
10 Win Jose Armando Valdes TKO 6 23 Feb 2018 Associacion Mexico Japonesa, Mexico City, Mexico
9 Win Martin Tecuapetla KO 4 16 Dec 2017 Domo Sindicato de Trabajadores IMSS, Tlalpan, Mexico
8 Win Marvin Diaz KO 1 7 Oct 2017 Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
7 Win Edgar Sosa UD 8 17 Jun 2017 Explanada Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
6 Win Hugo Hernandez Aguilar UD 8 1 Oct 2016 Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Mexico City, Mexico
5 Win Joaquin Cruz MD 8 13 Aug 2016 Arena Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico
4 Win Israel Izquierdo KO 1 9 Jul 2016 Arena Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico
3 Win Leonardo Baez KO 2 2 Apr 2016 Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico
2 Win Sergio Granados KO 2 3 Mar 2016 Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico
1 Loss Joaquin Cruz SD 4 16 Oct 2015 Auditorio Pablo Colin, Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico