Kiwi Cruiserweight Boxer Nabs Top Spot In Florida

Robert Longthorpe - Senior Writer
Robert Longthorpe
09 May 2022 in News
David Light Wins Florida Bout Against Anthony Martinez

While it doesn't have the same pull as, say, no deposit casino bonuses, sports betting has a prominent place within the online casino world. And this fixture would've been a great one to wager on. David Light took home the top spot this weekend in Hialeah, Florida. The New Zealander was pitted against fellow cruiserweight contender, Anthony Martinez.

This win could not have come at a better time for Light. He intends on taking the world title this year. This fight has put him one step closer to doing so. Read on below now to see how the fight unfolded this past Saturday.

A Quick Victory For David Light

Prior to Saturday’s fight, Light had been off the boxing circuit for the past sixteen months. However, this made no difference to the champs’ performance. Light managed a TKO (technical knockout) in the first three minutes.

This was even more impressive since Martinez was fighting on home soil. However, no amount of home turf fanfare could save the Cuban-American contender from Light’s right hand.

At just two minutes fifty-seven seconds on the clock, Light landed a punch that sent Martinez sprawling. Al5hough managing to rise before the count down, Martinez looked worse for wear and as such, the ref deemed this a technical knockout.

Technical Knockout (TKO)

When a boxing match is ended by the referee based on an opponent’s inability to continue the fight

This win certainly changes things for Light going forward.

What Made This Win Possible For David Light

As previously mentioned, Light was out of the competitive circuit for the past sixteen months. Light had sustained an injury previously and had been placed on a shutout. The Covid-19 pandemic also deterred any possible international fights for the contender.

This Florida bout was Light’s first professional fight off of New Zealand and Australian soil.

Leading up to the fight, Light and coach Isaac Peach trained immensely to improve the fighter’s condition. In an interview with Stuff before the prize fight, Light mentioned,

David Light

"I know I've been improving. I've got really good people in my camp, and we've been doing a lot of sparring. So, we've made it work."

On To The World Title For Light

Even prior to the win, Light was intending ongoing for the world title.

David Light

"We're already planning on when we're going to be taking that world title shot. Hopefully, it is this year – we would have said that a couple of years ago, but you never know what's going to happen, I guess."

Prior to the fight on Saturday, Light was ranked 15th by the WBO (World Boxing Organization), whilst Martinez came in at 14th. Now it’s on to number one.

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