Roman Martinez survived a desperate late rush from Orlando Salido to win the WBO junior lightweight title by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mexican brawler Orlando Salido is 3-0 in Puerto Rico and will try to make it four when steps onto hostile soil once again to defend his WBO junior lightweight title against native son Roman “Rocky” Martinez.
A WBO eliminator between Raymundo Beltran and Roman Martinez will highlight the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley 2 undercard. The full PPV card was revealed Thursday by Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.
The fighters line up for this weekend’s show in Texas, which will include Nonito Donaire-Vic Darchinyan, Roman Martinez-Mikey Garcia, and Demetrius Andrade-Vanes Martirosyan. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Shots of all the combatants who will take part in Saturday’s card in Macau, including star attraction Zou Shiming in his pro debut, flyweights Brian Viloria and Juan Francisco Estrada, and junior lightweights Rocky Martinez and Diego Magdaleno.
Puerto Rico’s only reigning titleholder Roman Martinez envisions another classic Puerto Rico-vs.-Mexico fight when he defends his WBO 130-pound belt against once-beaten Mexican contender Juan Carlos Burgos in the HBO Boxing After Dark opener on Saturday.
Unbeaten WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin will be after his 12th straight knockout victory against Gabriel Rosado on Jan. 19 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.