Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Martinez vs. Serrano: More Scale Drama For Telemundo - Boxing News
 
Follow BoxingScene
 
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  7/12/2013       Read more by Jake Donovan         
   
Martinez vs. Serrano: More Scale Drama For Telemundo
Mobile Version Share Click Here To Email   Search BoxingScene Database 

By Jake Donovan

The second four-fight season of Boxeo Telemundo for 2013 still has 24 hours to go before its conclusion, but has already proven to be the most troubling of the year.

Two weeks following a card tainted with fallouts and a major shake-up in the main event, the series’ summer finale takes another headlining hit.

The show will still go on as planned at the A La Carte Events Pavilion in Tampa. The main event will remain intact, as local favorite Charlie Serrano takes on Aalan Martinez in a billed regional featherweight title fight.

The belt is now only at stake for Serrano, due to his opponent’s failure to make weight. Martinez will be fighting for at least 10% less than his contracted amount and also without the opportunity to win a title. The rebounding prospect was five pounds over the contracted limit for Friday’s main event, coming in at 131 lb – more than a full division heavy.

Serrano came in at 125 lb, one pound below the featherweight limit.

The incident brings back grim memories of what occurred just two weeks ago in Kissimmee, when Joan Guzman nearly ruined the evening by once again disgracing himself at the scales. The former two-division champ was more than eight pounds over his contracted limit for a planned main event against Vicente Mosquera, who originally agreed to go on with the fight.

Guzman was instead shown the exit, however, when the sanctioning body whose 140 lb. belt was to be at stake, expressed concern over a fight taking place between two fighters more than a full division apart in weight.

Martinez’ flop at the scales provides the same dilemma, but no such word of cancellation has yet been enforced or even suggested.

Serrano (15-3-1, 4KO) makes his 17th appearance at the A La Carte, but just his first of 2013. The Tampa native last fought 10 months ago. Martinez has been more active, but not quite as lucky – his last fight produced disastrous in-ring results, suffering four knockdowns en route to a sixth round knockout against Orlando Cruz this past March, in a bout that also aired on Telemundo.

Friday’s show will air live on Telemundo at 11:35PM ET. The mid-season finale marks the eighth show of the year, which now airs in three separate blocks of four consecutive shows. Each set boasts two fights from Mexico and two from Central Florida.

FULL WEIGHTS

Charlie Serrano, 125 lb vs. Aalan Martinez, 131 lb* -12 rounds, featherweight

* Martinez over limit, regional title at stake only for Serrano

Radivoje Kalajdzic, 179 lb vs.   Donta Woods, 179 lb – 6 rounds, light heavyweight

Joseph Fernandez, 139 lb vs. Juan “Venenito” Ocura, 139 lb – 4 rounds, super lightweight

Manny Woods, 156 lb vs. Angel Martinez, 158 lb – 6 rounds, middleweight

Noemi Bosque, 111 lb vs. Monica Flores, 106 lb – 4 rounds, flyweight

Alphonso Black, 154 lb vs. Artie Bembury, 154 lb – 4 rounds, super welterweight

Ricky Tomlinson, 123 lb. vs. Christian Freytes, 123 lb. – 4 rounds, super bantamweight

Sullivan Barrera vs. TBA – 6 rounds, light heavyweight

                      

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox




 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (0) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Denis Lebedev's Ring Return Pus...
  Casimero To Face Santos in Fina...
  Marquez's Trainer Still Views K...
  Joseph Parker-Vinnie Maddalone ...
  Alexander: Amir Khan is in Trou...
  Murray: Taylor-Soliman Embarras...
  Arreola To Return on December 1...
  Golovkin To Hit Mexico To Get B...
  Luis Ortiz's Manager Explains O...
  Alexander: Mayweather Wants No ...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.