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Martinez vs. Salido III - The WBO Approves Trilogy Bout

During their annual convention in Orlando, Florida this week the World Boxing Organization approved a third fight between their featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez and former two-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido.

Martinez and Salido fought twice in 2015 with Martinez winning a close decision at home in Puerto Rico in april and the second time this past September in Las Vegas their action packed rematch was declare a draw.

Both fights will be candidates for fight of the year and both men earned a third battle to settle who really deserves the belt. In their first battle Martinez, knockdown Salido twice in a route to a unanimous decision victory and in the second fight Salido dominated the fight was only awarded a draw in a fight that many felt he had won.

“There is no doubt in in my mind that I won the second fight, but the judges didn’t see that way. So I think the only right thing to do is fight a third time to determine who really is the best of the two,” said Salido who was in Orlando, Florida along with Martinez.

A third fight is been negotiated for the early part of 2016.

“We feel that he should have gotten the win but it did not happen that way in September. I am happy that everyone is working on getting this third fight done, especially the champ and his team and that the WBO is good with it. I know we will get it done and it’s going to be another great war,” said Sean Gibbons, Salido’s manager.

The Martinez-Salido rivalry is already being compared to others great rivalry’s in boxing like Israel Vazquez-Rafael Martez and Arturo Gatti-Micky Ward.

“It seems that we are made for each other and the fights are getting better. The first one was good, the second was better and the third will be the best,” said Salido.

And of course is Mexico vs Puerto Rico, and in boxing there is nothing is better.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by 285Kid on 10-31-2015

Keith Thurman vs Shawn Porter Roman Martinez vs Roman Martinez 3 Yuriorkiis Gamboa vs Bryan Vasquez January 23rd in San Anthonio on Fox

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 10-31-2015

[QUOTE=KO'er;16182585]I think boxing trilogies should be spreat out over a couple of years at least, not consecutively. It seems like people are making fighters fight a trilogy just for the sake of it. Look at Ali-Frazier, that was fought over…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 10-31-2015

This fight really needed to end up on Canelo vs Cotto card, right before the main event.

Comment by nielon on 10-31-2015

Rocky:2 Salido:0 Trilogy will end in a sweep "Threa-Peat" like the Bulls :boxing:

Comment by Hyper Knuckles on 10-31-2015

Grrr wish this was on Cotto Canelo undercard. Too soon. :l

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