The rematch between WBC middleweight champ Sergio Martinez and Paul Williams was expected to be a Fight of the Year candidate. Instead, it produced the undisputed Knockout of the Year. The first round suggested an action-packed repeat of their 2009 meeting, which many believed Martinez won but was scored in favor of Williams. However, early in round two, both men launched left hooks at the same time. Williams' hook was good ... but the left thrown by Martinez was perfect. Williams didn't see it coming and was out cold before he hit the canvas face first. The referee didn't need to finish his count as he waved off the fight at 1:10 of round two.
The win makes Martinez a clear number three on the pound-for-pound list, but what's next for the 35-year-old king of a middleweight division sorely lacking in star power? Martinez is probably too big for Manny Pacquiao ... and there's no way Floyd Mayweather Jr. would ever face someone this big and dangerous. How about Martinez-Williams III?