Burgos vs. Martinez
NEW YORK (JANUARY 21, 2013)- On the heels of Saturday night’s controversial World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Featherweight title bout that saw defending champion Roman Martinez receive a gift draw against Juan Carlos Burgos, Burgos promoters Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing are filing a request to the WBO for an immediate rematch.
The bout saw Burgos batter and get the better of Martinez for the duration of the twelve round fight yet only judge Waleska Roldan had the fight scored in favor of Burgos by a tally of 117-111. Somehow judges Tony Paolillo saw the fight for Martinez 116-112 and John Signorile had the fight even at 114-114.
Even before the scores were announced, the HBO broadcast team called into question about the judges as they had 9 combined title assignments with Signorile working his first title bout ever. Continue reading
NEW YORK, NY (January 18, 2013)- WBO number-one ranked Jr. Lightweight Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs) and Roman “Rocky Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs) stepped onto the scales earlier today at the official weigh in for their WBO world title bout that is set to take place tomorrow, Saturday, January 19th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The match up will be part of a championship tripleheader televised LIVE on HBO Boxing After Dark® at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
NEW YORK (January 17, 2013) — The final press conference took place today at The Garden for Saturday’s World Championship Triple Header at the Theater at Madison Square Garden broadcast Live on HBO®.
FELIX VERDEJO (highlights of the 2012 Puerto Rico Olympian’s fight will be shown during the broadcast): This a great opportunity for me, to fight at Madsion Square Garden. Great Puerto Rican fighters that I followed as a kid have fought here. This is my first time fighting here and this is only the beginning. I hope this is the first of many to come. Continue reading