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Photos: Martinez-Burgos Go To a Draw, Verdejo Shines

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 01-20-2013

Lol those states always go for Mexican fighters so it still wouldnt have been fair Burgos did win the fight but you can't take nothing away from Martinez who took all those body punches and never stop coming it was…

Comment by newcastleking on 01-20-2013

I think Burgos could have got Martinez out of there if he really wanted to, playing it too safe in the end got em jipped. Nothing against Martinez the champ, he fought hard and is a cool respectable dude. Lets…

Comment by JD88 on 01-20-2013

why Martinez should be ashamed, he wasn't the judge? Now on Verdejo very unusual from top rank using an opponent with record under 500, he was a perfect opponent for Verdejo to make a statement????? Wow what kind of statement…

Comment by kiaba360 on 01-20-2013

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12936262]this was a NYSAC/melvina Lathan/WBO deck stacked vs Burgos...quite obvious...inexperienced world caliber judging...looking @ the wide differences in scoring...the female judge that scored for Martinez had it 9-3 in rounds, crazy...[/QUOTE] Martinez had a 116-112 (8-4) score-card, which is still…

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-20-2013

this was a NYSAC/melvina Lathan/WBO deck stacked vs Burgos...quite obvious...inexperienced world caliber judging...looking @ the wide differences in scoring...the female judge that scored for Martinez had it 9-3 in rounds, crazy...

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