Rocky Martinez Open To The Idea of Fighting Juanma

By Giancarlo Oquendo

The current WBO junior lightweight champion, Roman "Rocky" Martinez (26-1, 16KOs) denied rumors indicating that he spoke with his promoters to notify them that he wants to replace Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. against Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez (31-2, 28KOs). Puerto Rico Best Boxing is having trouble finalizing a fight between Juanma and Vazquez for January 19th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Juanma is planning to move up in weight to 130-pounds and refuses to fight Vazquez below 128. Vazquez, who competes at 122, refuses to fight above the featherweight limit of 126. While Martinez denies the circulating rumors, he's open to fighting Juanma if the money is right.

"That's not true I have not said anything about [replacing Vazuqez]. The only thing my promoter [PR Best Boxing] told me about is a fight on January 19 or February 2, but I can say that if Juanma does move up to 130 and they offered me a good deal - I would accept the fight with Juanma," said Martinez to

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 11-17-2012

[QUOTE=PRPOWERPUNCHES;12706463]I think Juanma is being guided the wrong way..go out there & find yourself some maricon pendejo and whip his ass. No need to be cherry picking from your hometown product.QUOTE]You have to realize, JuanMa only wants title fights and…

Comment by PRPOWERPUNCHES on 11-17-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12706313]Hope this goes down. I will make a lot of $$$ and points from Juanma fans. :lol1:[/QUOTE] I think Juanma is being guided the wrong way..You just lost two brutle fights, go out there & find yourself some maricon pendejo…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 11-17-2012

Hope this goes down. I will make a lot of $$$ and points from Juanma fans. :lol1:

Comment by jri9d0 on 11-17-2012

This is a BOMBS AWAY type of a scrap. I love it, make it happen!

Comment by Toltec77 on 11-17-2012

This would be a great fight, Rocky is a warrior, that guy has a heart of a lion.

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