By Jhonny Gonzalez
The super featherweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Puerto Rico's Roman "Rocky" Martinez, is very interested in a fight with Mexican superstar Jorge "El Travieso" Arce. But, Martinez's promoter Peter Rivera of Puerto Rico Best Boxing has confirmed that Martinez (26-1, 16 KO) does have a prior commitment to make his first defense against mandatory challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1, 20KOs). Rivera says there have been discussions about a fight with Arce (61-6, 46 KO) and the Mexican veteran has emerged as a real option for a fight in the near future.
There have been discussions about staging the fight in late November and also as part of the HBO pay-per-view undercard to support the fourth bout between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8th in Las Vegas.
"There are several ideas that I have to discuss, but a fight with Arce is a possibility, and certainly a fight that interests us. We love the idea of having this fight, so we're waiting for them to tell us where we are with that," Rivera said to Jose Gordian. "[Martinez] is doing light [training] until we have something definite."