All three judges’ scorecards, as well as that of the Glendale News-Press, scored the fight 100-89, as Martirosyan (20-0, 13 knockouts) shut out Hernandez (28-7, 16 KOs), winning every round.
Martirosyan, who trains in Houston under Ronnie Fields, used a stiff left jab en route to the win, leaving Hernandez’s eyes surrounded by abrasions at fight’s end. He also used a steady stream of right crosses and right uppercuts effectively, as the latter put Hernandez on the canvas just 56 seconds into the fight.
Clearly working the game plan that both Martirosyan and Fields talked about prior to the fight, the 6-foot Martirosyan, 22, used his jab to stay on the outside and keep the 5-8 Hernandez at bay and from coming inside. During the first half of the fight, Hernandez attempted to bull his way inside, but those were Martirosyan’s most successful rounds, as he peppered the 32-year-old fighter with jabs and repeatedly snapped his head back with uppercuts and crosses.
Aside from some wild punches, the most action from Hernandez came with flamboyant actions, often mocking and dancing in front of Martirosyan.
A six-punch combination from Martirosyan in the sixth round was his best combo of the fight, but for the most part, the “Nightmare” used 1-2s and a one-punch-at-a-time approach.
Hernandez never came close to hurting Martirosyan. Conversely, after the first round, Martirosyan never rocked his older opponent, but sent him back against the ropes in the fifth with a 1-1-2 combo.
Late in the sixth, Martirosyan had a small cut opened up around his eye.