Juan José “Piquet” Martínez won his first major title by out-pointing Carlos Jimenez over 12 rounds to claim the vacant WBC Mundo Hispano super featherweight title at the San Juan Arena Pantitlan in Ciudad Neza,Mexico.
Martinez was floored hard in the first round, but bravely got back up, recovered and achieved payback, sending his rival to the canvas in the seventh round.
After having survived the knockdown, Carlos Jimenez came from behind to have a great close that brought the fans to their feet.
In the 12th and final round it looked like Martinez could be knocked out, but he thrillingly dug deep to exchange a hailstorm of punches and win the round. At the end with the fans in a state of high drama and great excitement, Martinez was announced as the winner by unanimous decision with scorecards of 114-113, 115-111 and 115-111.