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Martinez vs. Salido III Eyed For February, Says Rivera

By Rey Colon

The third fight between Roman "Rocky" Martinez (29-2-3 and 17 KO's) and Orlando "Siri" Salido (42-13-3, 29 KO's) is being targeted for February in Puerto Rico, according to Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions.

In the first bout, Martinez regained the 130-pound World Boxing Organization championship at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum on April 11, winning by split decision. In the rematch, which took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as part of the Mayweather-Berto undercard on September 12th, went to a controversial twelve round draw.

The World Boxing Organization has approved a trilogy fight.

"They approved an optional fight and I'd like for it to be with Salido. We looking at dates in February. I'm hoping it takes place in Puerto Rico. We're making efforts to make it so," River said.

In 2014, there was a single world title fight in Puerto Rico - when Danny Garcia defended his WBA/WBC 140-pound belts at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon. No different in 2015, with a single world title fight between Martinez and Salido.

Both event were under the promotion of PR Best Boxing.

Rey Colon covers boxing for www.thesportpress.com

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by ManOfVictory on 11-06-2015

Kind' of reminds me of Pac vs Marquez fk up decisions.

Comment by kidaguilar on 11-06-2015

[QUOTE=piritwin2;16199213][QUOTE=!WAR MARTINEZ! U Mexicants cant fight without PEDS and Steroids! ur the weak mofos that need that ****!!! Rocky is kicking all u roided up punks @SSES!!! rocky is a clean fighter beating roided up mexicants!!!! hahahah !!! Mexicants caught…

Comment by piritwin2 on 11-05-2015

[QUOTE=!WAR MARTINEZ! U Mexicants cant fight without PEDS and Steroids! ur the weak mofos that need that ****!!! Rocky is kicking all u roided up punks @SSES!!! rocky is a clean fighter beating roided up mexicants!!!! hahahah !!! Mexicants caught…

Comment by piritwin2 on 11-05-2015

[QUOTE=Cry Mexicant cry!!!!! hahah Rocky won the second fight as well. He scored the only knockdown in fight!!! Salido was dirty!! that's y the judges wont give the fight to a head bunting, low blowing PED using Mexicant!!!!!

Comment by Redd Foxx on 11-05-2015

[QUOTE=!WAR MARTINEZ!;16197886]Damn how many chances do we have to give to these weak puerto ricans lol I mean damn only way they can win is by robberies. How many robberies do Rocky have now, Burgos, Salido I know their is…

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