By Joel Colon
The Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York - WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (26-1-2, 16 KOs) and mandatory challenger Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1-1, 29 KOs) fought to a twelve round draw. The scores were 117-111 for Burgos, 116-112 for Martinez and 114-114 for the draw. Most observers saw Burgos as the clear winner of the match.
Top Rank's lightweight prospect Felix Verdejo (2-0, 1 KO) demolished Tomi Archambault (1-4, 1 KO) in 21 seconds.