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Martinez and Arroyo ready for war!

Former two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez and world contender McWilliams Arroyo trained this afternoon for the media at the Caimito Municipal Gym in San Juan 10 days before of their fights in “The War” that will take place on Saturday, April 11, at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with Zanfer Promotions, to be broadcast on Pay Per View in Puerto Rico, United States and Canada for all Cable TV and Satellite systems. Continue reading

Rocky Martinez Is Ready For Orlando Salido On April 11

DORADO, PUERTO RICO- Roman “Rocky” Martinez trained today for the media in Puerto Rico focused in his new title shot against the World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion, Orlando “Siri” Salido, in “The War”, to be held on Saturday, April 11, at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Zanfer Promotions which will be broadcast on “Pay Per View” in Puerto Rico, United States and Canada for all Cable TV and Satellite systems. Continue reading

Rocky Martinez Against Orlando Salido “Mexico Vs Puerto Rico”

CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO- It will be a new edition in the popular boxing rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico. It’s official.

On Saturday, April 11, World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido, from Mexico, will face two-time former WBO champion at 130 pounds, Roman “Rocky” Martinez, from Puerto Rico, in “The War”, to be held at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Promociones Zanfer. Continue reading

Roman “Rocky” Martínez Sick, Will Not Face Beltran

Former two time world champion Roman “Rocky” Martínez will not fight this Saturday, April 12, against Raymundo Beltran because he is sick since last week and has not been able to train for a few days.

The bout between the #11 ranked Martinez (27-2-2, 16 KOs) and the #1 ranked Beltran (28-6-1, 17 KOs) was for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) NABO lightweight title and for the chance, to the winner, of faces the WBO 135 pounds champion Terence Crawford. Also, it was the co-main event of the HBO Pay Per View card featured Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao facing for the Bradley’s WBO welterweight belt, in a Top Rank presentation. Continue reading

Photos – Weigh-in: Garcia-Martinez, Donaire-Darchinyan, Martirosyan-Andrade

Boxing returns to the south this weekend in Corpus Christi, TX for another fall Top Rank tripleheader showdown on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Headlining the card is the WBO Super Featherweight title fight between Mikey Garcia and Roman “Rocky” Martinez. After losing his Featherweight title at the scales earlier this year, Garcia makes a move to the Super Featherweight division to challenge Martinez in another Mexico VS. Puerto Rico clash.

Co-headling the card is a rematch between Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan. In 2007, Donaire derailed the Darchinyan express with a vicious left hook to end their first encounter via KO win for Donaire. Six years in the making, Darchinyan gets his chance at redemption. Having never fought at Featherweight, it will be interesting to see how Darchinyan’s chin holds up at the new weight. A heavy puncher himself, Darchinyan is oozing with confidence by ensuring a victory for himself and Armenia. Continue reading

Weights: Donaire vs Darchinyan, Garcia vs Martinez, Martirosyan vs Andrade

919Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark telecast tripleheader airs at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The HBO telecast kicks off live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi when junior middleweights Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade meet for a 12-round title bout.

In a rematch of their July 2007 fight, Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan square off for 10 rounds in the featherweight division.

The evening’s main event features junior lightweight title-holder, Rocky Martinez, as he defends his crown against challenger Mikey Garcia in a contest scheduled for 12 rounds. Continue reading

Donaire vs. Darchinyan 2 & Garcia vs. Martinez: A bridge to nowhere

Normally when two elite fighters are co-featured on a card together you can expect the winners (favorites) to be matched up in a (super) fight of sorts at some point in the near future.

It’s a formula that’s been used to build or as Bob Arum would say “marinate”, certain fights that have been labeled by the fans as must see fights.

Usually the promoters put each fighter in a showcase type fight for future highlight replays that will be used as fuel to stoke the fire of a talked about fight.

Some fights never come to fruition due to the inner political issues of the business of boxing. Continue reading

Liam Walsh Previews Martinez vs Garcia

BoxNation viewers get a chance to witness one of the sport’s rising global starlets this weekend when feted Californian Miguel Angel ‘Mikey’ Garcia attempts to become a two-weight world champion.

On Saturday evening at the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, the 25 year old Mexican descendant – unbeaten in 32 with 27 quick wins – challenges hardened Puerto Rican brawler Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez for the WBO super-feather spoils.

Watch the whole card – which also includes the featherweight rematch between Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan plus the clash between Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade for the vacant WBO World Light-Middleweight strap – live and exclusive in the UK by tuning into The Channel of Champions from 1.30am on Sunday morning (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546). Join at www.boxnation.com Continue reading

Rocky Martinez / Mikey Garcia Interview Transcript

On behalf of Top Rank® and PR Best Boxing we would like to welcome you to today’s conference call with WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez and challenger undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia. This is the main event of the tripleheader televised live on HBO® Saturday night beginning at 9:30 PM ET/PT from Corpus Christi, Texas. Immediately following the tripleheader telecast on HBO will be the debut of the four-part all-access series “24/7: Pacquiao-Rios”

TODD DUBOEF: We have a terrific show on Saturday night, which opens up with a fantastic fight between the two top-rated contenders — both undefeated former U.S. Olympians — Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade battling for the WBO Junior Middleweight title in a division that is getting a lot of interest. Continue reading