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Martinez claims middleweight belts

Updated: April 18, 2010, 2:42 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Nobody could deny Sergio Martinez this victory.

The junior middleweight champion dominated Kelly Pavlik over the final few rounds Saturday night, winning a bloody and impressive unanimous decision to claim the WBO and WBC middleweight belts at raucous Boardwalk Hall.

When the final bell sounded, Martinez ran for the corner and leaped onto the ropes, thrusting his arms into the air in victory. Pavlik solemnly raised his own arm before retreating back to his corner, ...

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