Two-time winner Madeline Martinez has won her fourth world title in the world championship.
Martinez (26-0, 17 KOs) won the first two rounds against former world title challenger Jessica Gorman.
The champion now moves to the quarterfinals with an impressive knockout of former world number one contender Angelina Gajdusek.
Martinez’s victory was the fourth in a row for Martinez and her trainer and manager, Mike Seda.
“Madeline is a tremendous fighter, a true champion,” said Seda in a statement.
“She is a champion of all women, not just one.
Madeline is no exception.
Madelines accomplishments are amazing.
She has proven she is the best fighter in the ring.
Her world championship win is the first ever by a women’s amateur in a sanctioned fight.
She is one of the most successful female fighters of all time and has an unbelievable ring career that will be remembered for generations.”
Martinez is coming off a win over Gorman at Madison Square Garden in February.
Her win in New York last weekend was the most dominant win by a woman’s amateur champion in history.
The 22-year-old Martinez will look to improve on her impressive win against Gorman in Madison Square Gardens on Saturday.
In her last three fights, Martinez has not lost a single fight.
Martinez, who is the youngest champion in the history of the world, also defeated American champion Jessie Vargas.
“The fight with Angelina was the first time that I have lost a fight and I think I have been very successful with that,” Martinez said after the victory.
“I want to be the champion and I want to beat the best.
We will see.
We all want to win the world title and I am just happy to be there.”
Martinez defeated Gorman by unanimous decision in January.
Martinez won her only professional fight in March when she defeated Gajdej in New Orleans.
She also defeated Gavrilova by knockout in March.
Martinez is currently ranked No. 17 in the WBC world rankings.
“My goal is to be number one in the next two years,” Martinez told ESPN.com after the fight.
“Hopefully I can put in a better performance than Angelina did.
I want the world to know that I am the best female fighter in world boxing.
I am one of only six women to have won three world titles in a given time.
The way I fight, the way I win, is what I have always been about.
That is what makes me the fighter I am.
I have to stay focused, and if I can’t stay focused I will be finished.”
Martinez, 32, has won 10 straight fights by stoppage.
The unbeaten Martinez will be looking to extend her winning streak to 11 straight fights when she faces former world champion, current WBA world titleholder, and WBO super featherweight champion Angelina Gomez on May 19 in New Jersey.
Gomez, 34, has had two previous losses to Martinez, including a split decision loss to Martinez in January of this year.
The two will fight for the WBO title in a unification fight for a third time.
Martinez will return to the ring against Gomez on the heels of a unanimous decision win over Vargas at Madison Arena on April 13.
Martinez has been in the fight game for a while now.
She was a part of the UFC women’s featherweight division in 2008 and 2010.
She won her first professional fight at the age of 16.
Martinez was a champion in her first pro fight in 2013 when she faced the then undefeated Ronda Rousey in the second round.
Martinez defeated Rousey via unanimous decision.
Martinez had a career resurgence following her first loss in May of 2014, defeating Gajdusek and Vargas in just three rounds.
Martinez then defeated GJornavicius in the first round of a WBO world title eliminator fight.
In the ring, Martinez is the reigning WBA champion.
Martinez fights at Madison Hall on Saturday night against Gomez.
“We are happy that Madeline won the championship,” said Martinez’s manager and trainer, Mike Ehrhardt.
“There are no words to express how much it means to us to have Madeline and our team to help us continue to grow and achieve more victories.”
Martinez’s last professional victory was a split-decision win over Ronda’s daughter, Joanna, in September of 2016.
The victory was Martinez’s first in a world title fight since the loss to Vargas last November.
Martinez and Gajdinova were scheduled to meet on Saturday at Madison Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey, before the fight was pushed back due to weather.