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Gamboa vs Martinez Talks Fall Apart Over The Money

By Rey Colon

Negotiations to make a fight between Roman 'Rocky' Martinez of Puerto Rico, and Yuriorkis Gamboa of Cuba, are off. Martinez was not satisfied with the offer he received to face Gamboa on March 3 on HBO in California.

"[Martinez] agreed to fight but he asked for an amount of money they simply could not give. I invited him to speak with [Top Rank] but that failed. He asked for same amount again and he was told the [amount] couldn't be satisfied. And that was it. It was a good money that was offered. Gamboa will fight with someone on March 3 in a program on HBO in Los Angeles," said Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing.

However, Martinez stated that is not afraid of Gamboa but understands that such a fight, and the involvement of HBO, should reward him with a bigger purse.

"First they offered me one number and then a larger one, but I understand that this fight is worth much more. Gamboa is an undefeated champion who wants to do a fight at 130 pounds but I want to be champion again in the same division. And I'm ranked at number three in the WBO and WBA and I'm line to go for the title. I have only one defeat. I am not afraid of Gamboa, but this is a business and I think that this fight is worth much more than what was offered," Martinez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 01-20-2012

[QUOTE=HeroBando;11690484]I'm sure it's situational; he's probably not short on confidence in general, something about his opponent. The thing is, losing is one thing but getting destroyed is another. He doesn't want to be remembered like Solis on HBO. Anyway, I'd…

Comment by HeroBando on 01-20-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;11690425]I agree. But you can't be in the fight game and not have some confidence in yourself. You're saying that Rocky believes he'll have his butt handed to him by Gamboa, so he may as well get paid well for…

Comment by richardt on 01-20-2012

And how is having ONE fight in the last year and a half paying Martinez SOOOOO much money that he can turn down a fight with a star???????? Damn, I'd love to get Rich doing nothing like he appears to…

Comment by onechance87 on 01-20-2012

Get juan carlos burgos to fight gamboa.

Comment by richardt on 01-20-2012

So WHO is Martinez going to fight in the same time frame as he would have fought Gamboa that he is making so much more money against, that he would turn down a Gamboa fight????????? So Martinez thinks he is…

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