Pavlik finally floored Martinez in the seventh with a quick right uppercut. Martinez wasn't hurt but it was definitely a knockdown. Martinez has slowed and is starting to feel Pavlik's power a bit. Pavlik is landing.
Round 7 to Pavlik, plus one for the knockdown. He's up two points after 7.
Round 8 to Pavlik. Not much to speak of in that one. Just a lot of jabs and punces that were blocked.
Round 9, Martinez gets a little feisty. He said he was going to try to knock out Pavlik beginning with the ninth. Both of Pavlik's eyes are bloody and Martinez really dominated the ninth. The crowd finally comes alive but there's definite concern from the Pavlik fans. Round to Martinez.