‘Hammer Fist’ Farenas wins comeback fight with a KO

/ 12:35 AM June 06, 2017

Michael “Hammer Fist” Farenas finished Mexican opponent with a third-round knockout. CONTRIBUTED

COSTA MESA, California — Former world title challenger Michael “Hammer Fist” Farenas (42-5-4, 34 KOs) won his comeback fight at the “Fight Club OC” card in Costa Mesa. winning by third-round KO over Mexico’s Martin Angel Martinez (17-12-1, 11 KOs).

From the opening round Farenas was the aggressor, as he came forward landing his signature overhand left, which dropped Martinez midway through round one.

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As the fight went on, Farenas continued to land his overhand left, wearing down Martinez.  In round three, Farenas landed a barrage of punches that send Martinez to the canvas for good. The knockout happened at the 2:04 mark of round three.

“I felt very good going into this fight and it showed in my performance,” said Michael Farenas.  “I felt I gave the fans the fans a great show.  My goal now is to get back into world title contention in the lightweight division.  I feel much stronger at this weight.  I’m hoping to get back in the ring by the end of the summer.”

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TAGS: Fight Club OC, Filipino American boxer comeback, Martin Angel Martinez, Michael "Hammer Fist" Farenas, prize fights, professional boxing, pugilists
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