The judges scored the fight 97-93 and 96-94 for Tufte and a third judge 96-94 for Martz. Tufte earned the close decision victory by effectively counter-punching his hard-hitting much taller opponent.
Boxrec.com currently shows Joshua Tufte as the 185th best heavyweight in the world out of 1,070 and 65th best in the nation out of 391 ranked fighters. Those rankings are expected to climb with his most recent win.
Josh Tufte can be followed on Twitter @fightchamp2010
Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
|Josh Tufte seen here with his team, friends, and family. From left to right: Chris Cosper (manager), Jeff Branch, Allen Branch (trainer), Rick Marsh (cut-man), Danny Akers, Josh Tufte, Kevin Tufte, Tony Hanshaw, Tim Treadaway|
|Paco Rivera of GAR1680 Boxing Talk Radio & Blog with Joshua “Too Tuff” Tufte (in Winston-Salem).|