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On Saturday, August 27, 2016, Terrell Gausha (18-0, 9 KOs) scored a ten-round majority decision victory against Steven Martinez (16-3, 13 KOs) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
The fight was the first of a three-fight telecast of PBC on Spike TV, which was headlined by a Welterweight fight featuring Robert Guerrero.
Gausha, of Cleveland, Ohio, was part of 2012 Olympic team, and he feels that he’ll be up for a title at Super Welterweight in the near future.
Tonight, however, he had a rough fight as he was constantly backed up against the ropes and attacked with shots to the body.
“This was a real test and just what I needed, I need the competition to be the best and become a world champion,” said Gausha.
Though he worked well from his high guard to land counter shots, he often relied on his defense too much.
“He was aggressive, but I was able to solve him,” said Gausha.
Indeed, Martinez, of New York, was very busy the entire fight, coming forward and landing shots as a could, though he was prone to counter punches.
In the end, two of the ringside judges felt Gausha did enough, giving him two scores of 97-93, while one judge scored it a 95-95 draw.
“I wasn’t surprised by the one scorecard for a draw, it was a close fight but I definitely won,” concluded Gausha.
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Gabe Rivas has written for Round By Round Boxing since July of 2013. He studies Literature and Philosophy, tutors English, and teaches Boxing. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @GabeRivas03.