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Photos: Roman Martinez, Fontanez Get Top PR Awards

Photos and text by "Mr. Boxing" Giancarlo Oquendo

Earlier today, a ceremony was held in Puerto Rico at the offices of Recreation and Sports. The 2012 awards were issued by the professional boxing commission of Puerto Rico. The ceremony was held by the Secretary of Recreation and Sports, Ramon Orta who announced the winners.

Among the winners - Juan "Cowi" Herrera and Luis Cosme for "Dramatic Fight of 2012" - which happened on February 18, 2012 where Herrera won by unanimous decision in six rounds. Another award was the "Fight of 2012" - which got issued to the battle between Andres Navarro and Rafael "El Pollo Blanco 'Gonzalez. It happened on July 7, 2012 where Navarro defeated unbeaten Gonzalez by unanimous decision.

In the category of "Rookie of 2012" - it was awarded to John Karl Sosa. Another prize was "Prospect of 2012" which was won by Jeffrey Fontanez who belongs to Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment. Fontanez (11-0, 9KO's) fought and won 7 times in 2012, 6 of which were by knockout.

Roman "Rocky" Martinez, the 130-pound WBO world champion, took home the top prize - "2012 Fighter of the Year."

"Mr. Boxing" Giancarlo Oquendois a TV Boxing Analyst for PRTV Network and the podcast "Boxeo Estelar Radio"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ippo on 04-26-2013

Martinez should of lost against burgos.

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 04-26-2013

Best Rican going today is fighting outta Philly. Puerto Ricans on the island better start showing that kid some love. Been hearing he's not too hot over there. Could just be haters hating though.

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 04-25-2013

"Here's your trophy, we basically took a window and cut it into octagon-ish shapes."

Comment by Tomasio on 04-25-2013

[B][I]Even thou Rocky got away with a draw(in a fight he actually lost) against Burgos, against Magdaleno he did good & beat the favorite & undefeated Magdaleno..Now Fontanez record is full of BUMS & TOMATO CANS!!Got to see him against…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 04-25-2013

Good for rocky he earned it kid is a warrior

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