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Rocky Martinez Back in Action on April 9 or April 16

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."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 02-23-2011

I'm looking forward to the day when someone starches the arrogant Rocky Martinez!!! I love seeing guys who do the cut throat gesture get their A$$ handed to them. I'm going to have a party when that face first fighter…

Comment by goblin213 on 02-22-2011

I want to see Rocky fight Takashi Uchiyama.

Comment by heat27 on 02-22-2011

i cant wait to see him fight again

Comment by vrodz on 02-22-2011

Glad to hear that Rocky is going to fight soon. He is a true warrior and always gives us fun fights. That may not be good for a long career as he should box a little more and not get…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-22-2011

Rocky rocky warrr bring that belt back to pr

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