By Rey Colon
The former junior lightweight champion of the WBO, Roman "Rocky" Martinez (24-1-1 and 15 knockouts) will make his return to the ring on April 9 or 16, according to his coach Papo Torres.
"We'll fight in April. We have two dates, April 9 or the 16th on the undercard of Juan Manuel Lopez. It would be a fight to get a return win before going on the hunt for a title," he said.
Martinez lost his crown and undefeated record when he was overtaken last year by Ricky Burns, in a bout held in Scotland, where the Puerto Rican was able to send Burns to the canvas in the first round.
"After that fight [in April], we'll go for the title at 130-pounds against either Burns or whoever. Rocky is training hard. recovered and ready to fight when the date is set."