Rocky Martinez-Luis Cruz is Done For Juanma-Salido Bill

By Rick Reeno

The fight is back on. was advised by Gaby Penagaricano, of Miguel Cotto Promotions, that undefeated Luis Cruz (17-0, 14KOs) has accepted the offer to face former world champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez (24-1-1, 15KOs) in a Showtime televised bout on April 16 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Cruz-Martinez will be the television opener to the featherweight clash between WBO champion Juan Manuel Lopez and challenger Orlando Salido.

The WBO has approved Cruz-Martinez as a final eliminator for a shot at super featherweight champion Ricky Burns. Last week the bout nearly fell through after Cruz issued a demand for more money. Further discussions were held and a deal was reached.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by figzuki on 03-16-2011

may the best man win, gotta get that fool ricky burns outta there....

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 03-15-2011

Dont like the fight but I got rocky

Comment by cotto#1p4p on 03-15-2011

Cruz trains at my gym, he's a real humble guy and has an unmatched work ethic. No one comes close to the guy in terms of the work he puts in beside the usual stuff(sparring, heavy bag, speed bag, etc.)…

Comment by leone24 on 03-15-2011

i want to see a rematch between burns-martinez, lets get it on!!!

Comment by Gabilan on 03-15-2011

[QUOTE=PureBoxingCEO;10240209]Since Cotto is promoting Cruz, I think he took some time to explain to Cruz how big was this unique opportunity for him, the guy seemed with no interest at all.[/QUO He understood it: its a unique opportunity but a…

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