Advertisement
Advertisement

Aalan Martinez is Prepared To Shock Orlando Cruz

Mexico's Aalan Martinez (14-1-1, 10KOs) is preparing for the biggest opportunity of his career, a 12 round fight against the WBO's #2 ranked featherweight in the world Orlando Cruz (19-2-1, 9KOs). The bout will take place on Saturday, March 15th and it will be televised live on Telemundo from the Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

Martinez will enjoy a solid height and reach advantage over Cruz, but the most exciting aspect of this fight is the possibility for fireworks.  This clash should live up to the mantra of styles make fights and these two fighters are capable of producing an action filled affair.

The 2000 Olympian Cruz has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Miguel "Mikey" Garcia and taking this fight with a young lion in Martinez is both admirable and dangerous.  Martinez will hope to capitalize off of his opponent's status and a win could catapult Martinez into the position currently presided over by Cruz.

"This is my chance to really jump start my career in a major way and I'm thankful that my team, my promoter Boxing 360, got me this opportunity.  I'm going to make my family proud and I'm going to put myself into a position to better my life," Martinez said.

This fight will definitely be under the microscope because it has the Mexico-Puerto Rico story-line behind it and that is one of the richest rivalries in all of sports.  Martinez wants to prove he's worthy of this tremendous opportunity.

"As a fighter you're constantly working towards getting to the next level from a physical and mental standpoint," Martinez continued. "Basically, you want to transform yourself into a next level fighter from a performance standpoint and once you do that it's only a matter of opportunity.  I know I'm a next level fighter and I'm so excited to get the chance to prove it, some guys have to wait a long time so I'm going to make sure I take full advantage."

Martinez's promoter, Mario Yagobi of Boxing 360, is confident that the timing is right for his fighter to make that major push towards world success.

"Some guys develop in ways that are more suitable for the big stage, that's just the honest truth.  Aalan has always been a champion of doing the right things and now is the time for all of his hard work to pay off.  This is the best part of my job, getting the chance to see an individual reach the destination of a journey that has been filled with such trials and tribulations. When Aalan pulls off the upset it will be an emotionally overwhelming sight," Yagobi said.

Tags: Orlando Cruz image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Snake... on 02-20-2013

orlando cruz is disgusting

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 02-20-2013

You could say that Martinez is going to give a 'shocker' to Cruz

Comment by fceeviper on 02-20-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13061205]Aalan Martinez is Prepared To Shock Orlando Cruz[/QUOTE] How?! By telling him he is also gay?!!! ;) #TooSoon

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines AIBA Planning Additional Changes For Olympic Boxers Golovkin's Coach: Only Floyd Mayweather Can Really Test GGG Anthony Upton Drills Luke Paddock For English Title Abel Sanchez: No Pacquiao, I Want Crawford vs. Danny Garcia! Alan Castano: My Goal Was To Win, Not Outdo My Brother “Fighting Words” - When Good Fighters Meet Great Ones Canelo's Trainer Wants Him To Knock Liam Smith Out Vide: Jose Ramirez on Crawford's Performance, Ring Return WBC Prez Feels Crawford Could Be Another Floyd Mayweather Video: Oscar Valdez on His Big World Title Win Video: Lenny Zappavigna on His Knockout Win of Ik Yang Video: Jessie Vargas Talks Crawford, Benavidez, More Donaire Prepares For Mandatory Defense With Magdaleno Valdez Has No Problem With REVENGE Fight With Lomachenko Video: Gilberto Ramirez Talks Crawford vs. Postol, More Crawford: Postol Did NOT Want To Fight or Exchange, He Ran Video: Viktor Postol Explains His Defeat To Terence Crawford Ryota Murata Wants Billy Joe Saunders Title Shot Delvin Rodriguez Gets Close Decision Over Shawn Cameron Tim Bradley on Amir Khan's MMA Move - "He's a Clown!" Video: Terence Crawford Talks Postol Victory, Strategy, More Roach: Crawford's Speed Was Too Much, We Needed a KO Jessie Vargas, Jose Benavidez Trade Words - Fight Looming? Brandon Figueroa Admits Sluggish Performance, Plans Brief Rest Video: Nonito Doniare on Pacquiao-Crawford, Postol, More Video: Sulaiman on Crawford, Amir Khan, Chocolatito, Wilder Video: Tim Bradley on Pacquiao-Crawford, Coming Back, More Marcos Maidana Noncommittal on Ring Return Photos: Oscar Valdez Demolishes Rueda For First World Title Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Joe Smith Jr. WBC Eliminator in Play Photos: Crawford Dominates Postol To Unify - HUGE Gallery Postol: I Tried To Make an Exciting Fight, Crawford Was Running Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green Rematch Inching Closer Photos: Marcos Maidana Resurfaces in The United States Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement