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Roman Martinez: A Few More Fights Before Brandon Rios

By Rey Colon

The former super featherweight champion of the WBO, Roman "Rocky" Martinez (28-0-1, 21KOs), who returns after a year-long layoff on Saturday night in Puerto Rico, doesn't expect to face WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios on December 3rd, as part of the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito undercard. Martinez has no problem making 130-pounds. He would require a few fights at 135 to get adjusted to the weight, then take a fight with Rios.

"Of course I'll be stronger at that weight. I would have to meet with them [Top Rank] to know what their plans are [for me]. Right now I'm a natural 130-pounder. Rios is a very strong fighter and I would need a great preparation, at least several months to fight a guy of that caliber. Also, I would have to do a few fights at 135 to acclimatise to that weight," explained Martinez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mcotto1014 on 10-01-2011

Rocky vs Luis Cruz then the winner should face Rios. I think that would be an amazing way to go about it. I slightly favor Rios over the two of them but I think with the power that all three…

Comment by lopez36 on 10-01-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;11236448]Good **** rocky hes smart he knows arum would just try to sell tickets rocky needs to get back on track then fight rios [COLOR="black"][COLOR="Red"][I]he can beat rios hes more physically built and has a chin along with power[/I][/COLOR][/COLOR][/QUOTE] and…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 10-01-2011

Good **** rocky hes smart he knows arum would just try to sell tickets rocky needs to get back on track then fight rios he can beat rios hes more physically built and has a chin along with power

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 10-01-2011

Yep hes right hes not ready, idk why they dont instead talk about a showdown between him n juanma at 130 it would be a good fight, or he should challenge broner

Comment by Tha_Greatest on 10-01-2011

[quote=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11235532]The former super featherweight champion of the WBO, Roman "Rocky" Martinez (28-0-1, 21KOs), who returns after a year-long layoff on Saturday night in Puerto Rico, doesn't expect to face WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios on December 3rd, as part of…

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