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Artur Grigorian vs Rocky 'Ray' Martinez

Artur Grigorian vs Rocky 'Ray' Martinez

Date: 5th January 2002

Venue: Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

Title: WBO World Lightweight Title

Promoted by: Universum Box-Promotion, SES Sports Events GmbH

Artur Grigorian
( 33 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 135 lbs

Rocky 'Ray' Martinez
( 36 - 5 - 1 )
Weight: 135 lbs

Making the 15th defence of the WBO World Lightweight Title he won in  April 1996 in a vacant title meeting with Puerto Rican Antonio Rivera, Grigorian marked the occasion with an 8th round stoppage of Mexico's Rocky Martinez at The Bordelandhalle in Magdeburg, Germany.

Referee Paul Thomas called a halt to proceedings at 2:15 of the 8th round.

Grigorian would make a further 2 successful defences of his title before losing it to Brazilian Acelino Freitas.

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