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Ryan Martin escaped with a too close for comfort split decision win over a determined Francisco Rojo.
The taller Martin had difficulty controlling distance and dealing with Rojo’s pressure. When inside, it was Rojos who had the more consistent workrate. Martin never seemed comfortable and had little rhythm to his offense. The ninth round also saw Martin docked a point for repeated low blows.
Scores for Martin were 91-98, 96-93 and 95-94. He improves to 20-0 (11 KOs). Rojo falls to 20-3.