K.J. Noons and Terry Martin win, in boxing

source: mmajunkie.com

Former EliteXC champ K.J. Noons, UFC vet Terry Martin earn weekend boxing wins

Former EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons and UFC veteran Terry Martin both picked up boxing victories in separate shows over the weekend.

Noons (11-2) earned a unanimous decision win over Randy Pogue (8-9-2) on the undercard of Grady Brewer vs. Albert Onolunose, which was held Saturday at the PALA Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, Calif.

Martin (2-0) scored a second-round knockout of Rayvon Wilson (0-6-1) on the undercard of Andy Lee vs. Anthony Shuler, held Friday at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind.

Noons went the distance with his Muay Thai champion opponent. He won the six-round unanimous decision via scores of 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55 (meaning he lost only one round on one judge's card).

Noons, who hasn't fought MMA since he defeated Yves Edwards in June 2008, made his pro boxing debut in June 2004. After launching his career with an 8-1 record, he suffered a loss in March to James Countryman (13-1 at the time) during his toughest test to date. He's since rebounded for unanimous-decision victories over Enrique Gallegos and Pogue.

Noons said he plans to return to MMA at some point. While under contract to EliteXC, he was stripped of the title after butting heads with management. The organization, though, would collapse just weeks later. He's now 7-2 in MMA with a 6-1 record in his past seven fights.

Martin, who fought as a cruiserweight (196 pounds) over the weekend, dominated his winless opponent and scored the knockout in the second round of a scheduled four. The former longtime UFC fighter, who's just 2-5 in MMA since September 2007, made his pro boxing debut in April 2008 and is now 2-0 with two knockouts.

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JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

8/26/09 3:22 AM by JimmersonzGlove

If that's what he loves to do you gotta respect him chasing his dreams even if the cards seem stacked against him.  

stillmatic site profile image  

8/26/09 2:33 AM by stillmatic

I don't really know why he bothers with Boxing. He is not making much money from his fights and he's never going to get to a Championship level. He's lost 2 fights against nobodies and he hasn't been able to knock anybody out after he has slightly stepped up his competition, which is still incredibly soft.

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8/26/09 1:53 AM by GodSavetheBisqueen1000

  I am one of the biggest Alvarez fans out there, we grew up in the same neighborhood and went to the same school so i would be right there to defend him, but KJ wasn't "calling out" Eddie imo. It sounded like KJ was giving him mad props and saying that Eddie should get the shot before Diaz because he was the more worthy opponent. I don't think it's anything more than that unless there is more to the story than what orcus posted.

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

8/26/09 1:42 AM by JimmersonzGlove

 I'd like to see KJ vs Gomi.

TOWE site profile image  

8/26/09 1:36 AM by TOWE

 Years back KJ was also voted Best Striker on top of winning the PRIDE tryouts...  Definitely one of the best strikers in the lightweight division!

liquidrob site profile image  

8/26/09 1:04 AM by liquidrob

cool, KJ is one of the better strikers in MMA

liquidrob site profile image  

8/26/09 12:48 AM by liquidrob


TOWE site profile image  

8/25/09 11:37 PM by TOWE

 Most likely closer to the end of the year...

michaelkaras site profile image  

8/25/09 11:24 PM by michaelkaras

 ttt for noons vs pogue

liquidrob site profile image  

8/25/09 12:41 AM by liquidrob

So when is he coming back to MMA?