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Roman Martinez vs, Mikey Garcia Ordered By The WBO

By Rey Colon

The president of the World Boxing Organization, Francisco 'Paco' Valcárcel, has ordered the junior lightweight champion of his organization, Roman "Rocky" Martinez (27-1, 16 KO's), to face undefeated Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO's) on or before the end of October.

The ruling is odd and comes at an interesting time. Martinez-Garcia was being negotiated for November, but the champion was not happen with the money being offered and began to pursue bouts with Yuriorkis Gamboa and Argenis Mendez.

In his last three fights, Martinez face two contenders who were ranked in the top positions. According to the rules of the WBO itself, Martinez has nine months to make another mandatory defense and that term expires in January 2014.

In April Martinez defeated previously undefeated Diego Magdaleno (23-0, 9 KO's), who was ranked in the top spot, and three months earlier (January) he drew with Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KO's), also ranked in the top spot at the time.

Garcia failed to make weight for his last fight, at 126, and has yet to have a single fight at 130-pounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by xcaret IV on 08-01-2013

[QUOTE=El [email protected]@PR;13609588]You beat me to it! Arum slipped some cash to Varcarcel, because there is no way this is a justified moved. They are trying to get Mickey the belt!! I hope Rocky pulls one out of his arse and…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 08-01-2013

[QUOTE=The Gambler1981;13611361]Boxing has almost nothing to do with right and wrong, it is just the way it is. Garcia is getting rewarded for fu[COLOR="Navy"]c[/COLOR]king up basically which to me would be the main issue. I really have no issue with…

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 08-01-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13610650] Once again, this is about what's right, nothing else. Entertaining fight or not, Martinez, a champion, should have his pick. [/QUOTE] Boxing has almost nothing to do with right and wrong, it is just the way it is. Garcia…

Comment by cabalas on 08-01-2013

[QUOTE=apocalypto;13610666]Lol at people talking about whats right. When martinez was gifted 2 times in a row. That bastard shoudnt even have that belt. Hope garcia beats the sht out of him:boxing:[/QUOTE] Well, I agree with this statement. Martinez fought Miguel…

Comment by panicchaser on 08-01-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13610650]This has nothing to do with advantages or disadvantages. It's about what's right. [B][I]Once again, this is about what's right, nothing else. Entertaining fight or not, Martinez, a champion, should have his pick. [/I][/B] Garcia is the best fighter at…

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