Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/23/13
Fight Pick & Preview - Martinez vs. Garcia: On November 9, Roman Martinez defends his WBO 130-Pound belt against rising star Mikey Garcia. After failing to make weight in his last bout against Juan Manuel Lopez, Garcia wisely decided to come up to 130. His first test at this weight is a tough one in Roman Martinez, a titleholder who is a veteran of 7 WBO title bouts. A lot of people didn’t think “Rocky” would still be champion at this point, especially following defenses against Juan Carlos Burgos and Diego Magdaleno--both who were favored to beat Martinez. Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013 Site: Corpus Christi, Texas Titles: WBO 130-Pound Title: 12 Rounds Roman Martinez, 27-1-2 (16 KOs), Vega Baja, Puerto Rico Vs. Mikey Garcia, 32-0 (27 KOs), Oxnard, California Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank But in all truth, Martinez was fortunate to hang on to his belts, particularly against Burgos. Many felt the draw he earned should have gone to Burgos. One judges’ card in that fight, 116-112
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