Varbas vs. Martinez
Orange, CA (September 6) – After a show-stopping performance back in July, East Los Angeles’ Aron Martinez (18-1-1, 4 KOs) moves into yet another elite class when he faces undefeated Las Vegas welterweight prospect Jessie Vargas (19-0, 9 KOs). The pair will square off next Thursday, September 13 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas just two days before World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Welterweight Champion Josesito Lopez (30-4-1,18KOs) steps into the ring to take on Mexico’s Super Welterweight World Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
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Can Martinez upset yet another contender?
Last month Martinez used his pressure style to neutralize the long reach and skillful boxing approach of Prenice Brewer. After eight rounds Martinez prevailed in another ESPN nationally televised fight that took place in Laughlin, Nevada. Last year Martinez also handed Joseph Elegele his first pro loss after 12 wins. It seems that Martinez’s thrives on toppling favored fighters and undefeated up-and-comers. Continue reading