Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Steven Martinez is Ready For Denis Douglin Showdown

Key West, FL/New York, NY - This Friday night, the Bronx's fast-rising junior middleweight prospect Steven Martinez (11-0, 9KO's) will be in the most important fight of his young career when he takes on Denis Douglin (13-1, 8KO's) in an eight-round contest in the opening televised bout of the 2012 Season Premiere of ESPN's "Friday Night Fights", from Mallory Square in beautiful Key West, Florida.  The card, promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with D & J Management Productions, is headlined by world-rated Dyah Davis (20-2-1, 9KO's) taking on Alfonso Lopez (22-1, 17KO's) in a 10-round super middleweight showdown.  ESPN2/ESPN3 will begin live coverage at 9PM ET.

Martinez, a former three-time NY Golden Gloves champion and 2008 National Golden Gloves 152lb. champion, was originally scheduled to take on fellow undefeated prospect JonathanDBE Cepeda, until Cepeda was forced to pull out after being in a car accident. (Editors Note: Cepeda's injuries are neither life- nor career threatening.)  Now Martinez is set to meet a much more familiar face in the 2008 National Golden Gloves 165lb. champion Douglin.

"I had a great training camp," said Martinez.  "I am expecting a tough fight come Friday night.  He is a good solid southpaw who knows what he is doing in that ring.  We were in a couple of different tournaments together back in our amateur days, but we never fought one another because we fought in different weight classes."

For those who haven't yet caught a glimpse of the 21-year-old Puerto Rican prospect, be sure to tune in on Friday night. Managed by well-known boxing manager Pat Lynch and New York Giants starting running back Brandon Jacobs, Martinez is one of the most promising and exciting prospects to come out of the New York area in years.

Standing 6'1" with lightning-quick hands and devastating knockout power, Martinez has been dominant since turning pro back in August of 2009.  Eight of his nine knockouts have come in three rounds or less, and Martinez promises to put on another exciting performance when he steps into the ring on Friday night.

"This is going to be an explosive and crowd-pleasing fight.  My style of fighting is always action-packed, and Friday night will be no exception.  I am going to bring my A-game and I hope that he brings his.  I have been working so hard in the gym. I am just anxious to get in there and showcase my talent in the national spotlight."

Martinez, who gained valuable experience this past summer serving as one of the lead sparring partners for Middleweight Champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez, is not only looking to put on a good show Friday night but also to make a statement to the boxing world.

"I'm looking to show everyone who Steven Martinez is and that I am here to stay.  I know this is a tough fight, but I am ready to make my move right now, and for that to happen, these are the types of fights that I need to have.  Keep your eyes on me because 2012 is my year." 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December! Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone McGregor: No Fan of Canelo, Golovkin - I Want Lomachenko-Rigo Chris Algieri: McGregor Loses, Took Me 10-15 Fights To Transition McGregor: Horn Mauled Pacquiao - That Was No Robbery Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21 Usyk vs. Huck: Otto Wallin vs. Timur Stark Added To The Card Euro News: Braehmer-Brant, Pawel Stepien, Pierre Madsen, More Andre Ward: We Could See Mayweather Win With BIG Knockout Pacquiao-Horn Funding Issue Resolved: Manny Plans To Fight Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table! Video: Dillian Whyte Ready For Deontay Wilder, Discusses Future Andre Ward on Top Rank Rumors, Says HBO Contract is Up Yomar Alamo Blasts Zsigmond Vaas in One For WBC Youth Belt Sean Dodd Stops Antonio Horvatic In Tom Stalker Warm-Up Photos: Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Mike Alvarado Smash Opponents Lipinets Rips Indongo, Says IBF Title Was 'Stolen' From Him Crawford on Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Next: I'm All For It! Mayweather Not Focused on Surpassing Marciano's Mark of 49-0 Photos: Crawford Demolishes Indongo To Become Undisputed! Photos: Dillian Whyte, Bryant Jennings Blast Out Opponents Photos: Shakur Stevenson Dominates To Win Third FIght Joe Selkirk: I Came Back To Win a World Title Whyte: My Body Shots Would Make Wilder Fall in Three or Four! Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Wilder-Ortiz, Crawford, More Video: Andre Ward Talks Crawford, Kovalev, Stevenson, More Video: Teddy Atlas Talks Crawford, Lomachenko, Spence, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement