I have never watched the first fight. I was only concerned with the 2nd one.
Here are my shots from the fight and a video of the activity in the ring after Williams hit the mat.
Maybe some foreshadowing ~
"Good luck Paul Wiliams" sign in the background
The Argentinian, Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez
Before the fight
Ready to rumble
Williams fighting strong
Tangled up and on the ropes
Martinez running around the ring after landing his knock out left,
Williams, who fell face first, is on the mat
Sergio Martinez, wearing a crown, is lifted up
After the fight, it took a few minutes, but Williams was able to get up and do his post-fight interview. When asked if he remembered what happened, he made some comment about not being able to remember. Next thing you know the announcer showed him a "replay of what happened". WOW. Haha. Talk about "too soon". The man just picked himself up off of the mat, and he gets shown his knockout punch. Funny.
People are saying that Martinez's left to Williams in the 2nd round, might be the knockout of the year. I hope it was, so I can say, "Yes, I was there."
Before I left Atlantic City, I heard a bunch of cheers. Martinez was walking through the casino with his people and everyone was cheering. It was definitely going to be a party for him and his people. About 10 minutes later, as I was walking out, I ran into them again and as he walked by I congratulated him on his knockout. I received, a "Thank you," and a big "knockout" smile in return. If he was a little bit taller, I might have hit the mat also... He's a good looking man...
Hmmm, that reminds me of Pat Benatar's song, "Hit me with your best shot." Here you go!