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Video analysis: How did Dzinziruk get a fight against Martinez?

Steve Cofield

Sergio Martinez was on of the top the world after crushing Paul Williams with a second-round, one-punch knockout. Since that huge coming-out-party back in November, he's disappeared from the boxing landscape. Why?

Now he's back and fighting on an HBO card (10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT) against someone named Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs). The Ukrainian is a fine opponent on paper, but certainly not a big name.

Yahoo!'s lead boxing writer Kevin Iole joined us to explain the political reasons behind Martinez-Dzinziruk and that this won't be the last time the Argentinian is facing a  less than optimal opponent. Did we forget to mention Martinez is no longer the WBO middleweight title holder? It's laughable, right? He was stripped by the organization over some ridiculous technicality.

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