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Roman Martinez vs. Juan Carlos Burgos Likely Up Next

By Jhonny Gonzalez

The next step for the newly crowned WBO super featherweight champion, Roman Martinez (26-1-1, 16KOs), is likely a mandatory defense against Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1, 20KOs), according to Martinez's promoter Peter Rivera of Puerto Rico Best Boxing.

Martinez won the title last Saturday in Las Vegas with a close twelve round split decision over Miguel Beltran Jr. Martinez-Burgos should take place in the next 90 days.

"Part of the commitment is to make a fight in the next 90 days. And we have to look for the fight with the number one ranked [contender] and that is Juan Carlos Burgos, a fighter who many know and has defeated Luis Cruz," Rivera told Carlos Narvaez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SIORPO on 09-24-2012

Roman Martinez is not Luis cruz.....good fight Martinez win by ud:boxing::boxing:

Comment by lopez36 on 09-24-2012

i like watching martinez,he comes to fight,not run and hold,yeah his defense isn't good and his power is above avg but burgos also isn't that powerful,i think he was stronger at featherweight,burgos defense is better and i think he's a…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 09-24-2012

Suspect he didn't fight in like a year and he still didn't go down Martinez has heart and chin what are you talking about

Comment by el_mas_chingon on 09-24-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12545735]Suspect? Hell no. He took big old bombs and was never down once.[/QUOTE] He looked ready to go but Beltran couldn't finish the job....

Comment by Heru on 09-24-2012

Burgos will end up being too crafty for Martinez... Roman's going to have trouble with Juan's movement, defense, and combinations. Martinez is going to keep it interesting off of sheer heart, but his porous defense is going to have him…

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