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.