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Martinez Eyes Salido Trilogy in Early 2016, Vows KO Win

By Miguel Rivera

WBO super featherweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez has promised to knock Orlando Salido out if the two of them step in the ring against each other for a trilogy fight.

Martinez won their first bout, and the WBO title in April. They fought in a rematch on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto undercard on September 12th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It was very unpopular end9ing with a twelve round split draw. Both fighters were down in the bout.

Salido has demanding an immediate rematch and submitted a request for that fight with the WBO.

Martinez saw the "fight twice" and believes he "clearly won" - although many saw Salido as the deserving victor.

To erase any doubts, Martinez wants to end a third fight with a knockout.

"Next time, I'm going to knock him out. I have no doubt about that," Martinez told Jose Sanchez. "The next time I face Salido, I'm going to knock him out."

"There are no excuses. I've never made excuses for anything. I was there. I fought twelve rounds and Showtime really liked the fight. This is a business. I have to see what they put on the table for the negotiations. If a good deal is presented, I have no problem (with a third fight with Salido)."

"I think that if we reach an agreement, the fight should be around a date in January or February. But at the moment I have to rest."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by piritwin2 on 09-19-2015

Rocky beat a bunch of Mexicant fighters what like 8 already? he only lost to Mikey( PEDS and cant make weight Garcia!!!! U Mexicant cant fight with out PEDS and Steriods!!!!!! Mexicants The undisputed champions of cheating in boxing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :tragedy::nono::cool2:

Comment by hhs661 on 09-19-2015

I can dig a third fight. Then a final one ala rafa-izzy

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 09-19-2015

Robbery of the year Honestly i dont even care for a rematch, Salido already beat the crap out of him, Ricans have nothing for Salido lol, Salido owns them If there is a rematch Rocky should have honor n fight…

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 09-19-2015

Didn't see the last fight, was it a legit robbery or an NSB robbery?

Comment by piritwin2 on 09-19-2015

Manhandled? U r fukin delusional!! Who was the one that got his ass on the canvas? Rocky should of got the decision!! Salida is a dirty cheating fighter. low blows, head butts and stepping on the fighters feet twice all…

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