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Rivera: Rocky Martinez Has Burgos, But We Want Arce

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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vacon04 on 10-12-2012

A fight with Burgos is better than one with Arce.

Comment by S@rgentKO on 10-12-2012

That would be some BS from Rocky. I mean Arce come on son!! Arce needs to get his qutting ass into a rematch with Rojas!! Rocky needs to aim Burgos and then either unify with Salgado or get his ass…

Comment by a_fuego on 10-12-2012

Realistically Arce bailed out of his last fight when he realized he was gonna be in a barn burner. He has been a warrior throughout his career, his last true stand was the WV2 win, a fight he was also…

Comment by boricuajr23 on 10-12-2012

IMO, Rocky gains nothing with a win over Arce.

Comment by Toltec77 on 10-12-2012

[QUOTE=lopez36;12596890]it's more of a fair fight against burgos,arce is crazy thinking he'll compete at 130,the guy is a small jr featherweight[/QUOTE] I agree that arce wont win at 130 hes to small and old, Rocky Martinez can fight and would…

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