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Burgos: Next Time I Have To Knock Rocky Martinez Out!

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-1, 19KOs) plans to petition for a rematch with WBO featherweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez (26-1-2, 16KOs). Burgos is very upset with Saturday's decision at Madison Square Garden in New York. The two boxers fought to a twelve round draw, but many in attendance felt Burgos was the correct winner. The scores were 117-112 for Burgos, 116-112 for Martinez and 114-114 for the draw.

Burgos is now shooting for an immediate rematch. In the rematch Burgos is not going to leave it in the hands of the judges. He wants to end the fight with a knockout.

"Martinez was given a gift. We did everything to win this fight. I think I deserve a direct rematch. It was a great fight. I think I deserved to win, but the judges were in charge of that. Now, I have to knock him out to win. Otherwise, [the win will go] to him," Burgos told Lester Jiminez.

"he was a worthy opponent. Strong, brave, and he was punching forward. I connected several times, but Martinez was a durable opponent. He was an opponent with guts, courage, and he survived."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whitealltrac on 01-22-2013

The fight was very close but I think Burgos won via split decision. Center of the ring was all Burgos, against the ropes was all Rocky. Rocky was charging at burgos most of the fight and that may have made…

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 01-22-2013

U dont have to ko him Burgos it was the corrupt judges they had U clearly won 8 rounds, n i only saw u lose 2 really

Comment by PETUFF on 01-22-2013

the best man win that's all ...Rocky..what happens is??? the HBO commentator was on mexican side the whole time you can't do that??:boxing::boxing:

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 01-21-2013

Martinez beat beltran there was no robbery there burgos won the fight but he wont ko martinez even with all those body punches martinez wasnt going down

Comment by BIGLEX on 01-21-2013

Burgos and Beltran were both robbed against Martinez! These PR's always receive gift decisions against Mexicans!

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