Mikey Garcia Feels Martinez is Being Underestimated

By Miguel Rivera

Undefeated super featherweight contender Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia is not being swayed by the big underdog tag being placed on WBO champion Roman "Rocky Martinez, who Garcia will challenge on November 9th at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Garcia, with a record of 32-0 and 27 knockouts, is moving up to the 130-pound limit. On the other side, Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KO) comes in with only one defeat on his ledger, which came at the hands of current lightweight champion Ricky Burns.

"I think Rocky is going to be much tougher than people expect. I think Rocky is not being given the credit that he should be. He's going to give me a tough fight. He's a fierce fighter and not easily overcome. I think it will go twelve rounds. I'm going in there thinking that I'm going to get an easy win. Rocky has a lot of heart and he knows how to hit at close range. He's going to give it all in the ring. I think he will be one of my toughest opponents in my career," Garcia told Carlos Narvaez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elinmortal on 11-06-2013

lol at mf who think this fight will end in a martinez ko this kid is a warrior,he is definitely underestimated props to garcia fore knowing this.garcia is a very smart fighter with alot of skill but i still question…

Comment by ddangerous on 11-05-2013

Interesting to hear this from the opponent. I think Martinez is way too hittable to be any threat to Mikey.

Comment by whitealltrac on 11-05-2013

[QUOTE=Don Duva;13904255]The guy should really be 0-3 in his last three fights. But I suppose holding a title for an organisation that's based in your homeland - and the only remaining titlist from that Island - has it's benefits.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=lillu89;13905244]Danny…

Comment by onechance87 on 11-05-2013

Mikey need fights like this.Fighters with good chin and brings the fight to mikey will bring out the best in mikey.

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 11-05-2013

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;13905167]And since you wanna discuss Gamboa don't forget to mention how Garcia ducked him. [B]And how Gamboa with only 20 fights had accomplished double of what Garcia has accomplished in 30.[/B] Now that I squashed that who do…

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