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Gamboa vs Martinez Negotiations Stalled Due To Money

By Rey Colon

Efforts to make a fight between Roman 'Rocky' Martinez (25-1-1, 16 KOs), the former junior lightweight champion of the WBO, and the undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16KOs) of Cuba, have stalled because the two sides have not been able to agree on the money. If Martinez is unable to reach a deal to face Gamboa, he might face the dangerous Juan Carlos Burgos, who defeated Martinez's rival Luis Cruz.

"They says that I'm going to fight in March, but no decision has been made on whether I'm fighting Juan Carlos Burgos or Gamboa. I am willing to fight either of the two and it's only a matter of sitting down to negotiate. I've been told that if it's Yuriorkis, the fight will happen on March 3 but I've been told about a lot of dates. I'll fight with him but I have to be paid what I deserve," Martinez said.

However, it seems that there is a possibility that Martinez, third in the WBO, will take a different course and decide to challenge the current super featherweight champion Adrien Broner, and then move up to fight Gamboa at 135 pounds.

"I'm going to reclaim the title that was once mine and then I would like to move up to lightweight, where I'll feel a lot better and very strong," Martinez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jtcs1981 on 01-13-2012

Who Rocky thinks he is? Money he deserves? WTF? Fight dude.

Comment by Ringlife on 01-13-2012

Rocky needs to fight somebody good what the hell is he doing he needs to get on a major network and win who ever he fights or a least have the networks give him some dates if they like the…

Comment by #CaneloKhan on 01-13-2012

[quote=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11660746]Efforts to make a fight between Roman 'Rocky' Martinez (25-1-1, 16 KOs), the former junior lightweight champion of the WBO, and the undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16KOs) of Cuba, have stalled because the two sides have not been able to…

Comment by raf727 on 01-13-2012

[QUOTE=elplayapimp;11661643]lmao wtf wrong martinez stop being a troll and only reading the tittle:nutkick:[/QUOTE] pretty sure he meant it as a joke man

Comment by Heru on 01-13-2012

Martinez is a good opponent for Gamboa before a potential Rios fight; Martinez is a strong Jr. Lightweight that wants to apply pressure, fight on the inside, and land his power shots. It'll be interesting to see how Gamboa handles…

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