Date: 1st June 2013 at 12:29pm
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Last night, in Walsall of all places, Martin Gethin suffered the equivalent of Boxing heartbreak.

Gethin, fighting the Panamanian Ammeth Diaz in an IBF Light-welterweight final eliminator, was stopped in seven rounds by a superior opponent.

Gethin, who suffered three defeats, on the bounce, between 2008 and 2009, had done wonderfully well to get his way back into world title contention but last night, in Walsall, ran into a fighter that was a class above.

Diaz started the better of the two pugilists but was rocked by a powerful upercut from Gethin in round four. But that was the best it got for the British fighter who suffered a knockdown in the sixth round and after taking a third count, of the night, in the seventh round, was retired.

The win gives Diaz a record of 32 wins from 44 fights and may very well set up a second world title fight with Miguel Vazquez, having lost the first encounter in 2012.

For Gethin, the current British title holder, it?ll be a time to reflect and ponder over a next career move.

 

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