The Malta Independent 21 July 2018, Saturday

Boxing: Steve Martin stopped by Jose Gomez in 8th round In Toulon

Monday, 18 December 2017, 15:12 Last update: about 8 months ago

On Saturday 17th December 2017, the Maltese welterweight boxing champion Steve Martin contested for the World Boxing Council welterweight title against reigning champion, Jose Gomez, in Toulon, France.

The 10 round bout resulted into a spectacular fight in which Steve Martin gave a great performance. However, French boxer Jose Gomez'z experience was superior and he managed to stop Steve Martin in the 8th round.

Steve Martin said after the fight that this defeat will not be demoralising him and he will be returning in the ring soon.

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Accompanying Steve in France were his manager Demis Tonna, coach Barry Smith and a large number of friends and followers of Steve Martin who were amongst the 1000 spectators in this event.

In the attached photo: Steve Martin (left) and Jose Gomez (right), during last Saturday's WBC welterweight title fight.

 


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