By Jhonny Gonzalez
The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is investigating the controversial twelve round draw between super featherweight champion Roman 'Rocky' Martinez and mandatory challenger Juan Carlos Burgos. The fight took place on January 19th at New York's Madison Square Garden. The scores were 116-112 for Martinez, 117-111 in favor of Burgos and 114-114 for the draw. Most saw Burgos as the winner.
"We did the same process for the fight between (Manny) Pacquiao (against Timothy Bradley). We send a video of the fight to five judges, whose identities will remain anonymous, and they will watch it and score," said WBO President Paco Valcarcel on the review process to Jose Sanchez.
"Then we will compare the scores of the three official judges, for analysis. By [this week] we will have an idea (for possible discrepancies). Then we send the report to the Championship Committee to take into consideration."
The WBO will either order a rematch or allow Martinez to take another match, likely with the next contender in line, Diego Magdaleno.
Tags: Juan Carlos Burgos , Roman Martinez , Martinez-Burgos , Martinez vs Burgos