Saturday, April 11, 2015

Orlando Salido vs Roman Martinez

Orlando Salido vs. Roman Martinez Fight.

Fight Update: Roman Martinez defeated Orlando Salido via UD (111-114 | 110-115 | 109-116 )

Event: Orlando Salido vs. Roman Martinez

When: April 11, 2015

Fight time: 9:45 p.m. ET / PT

Where: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Championship: WBO World super featherweight title

Rounds: 12

Fight Result: (To be Determined)

Fight Card:

Orlando Salido vs. Roman Martinez

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World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido, from Mexico, will face two-time former WBO champion at 130 pounds, Roman “Rocky” Martinez, from Puerto Rico, in “The War”, to be held at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Promociones Zanfer.

In the co-main event, world ranked Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (23-1, 18 KOs) will defend his WBO Latino lightweight title against the Mexican Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (26-5, 22 KOs) to 10 rounds.

Salido originally took the WBO’s featherweight title from Juan Manuel Lopez on this same island in 2011. He lost the belt to Mikey Garcia, recovered it in 2013 against Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz in Las Vegas, then lost it on the scales against Vasyl Lomachenko the following year.

Salido knows the fight has the potential to steal the spotlight in an action-packed weekend, and he is gearing up for another career-defining fight in a country where few Mexican champs have dared to venture.

Martinez, for his part, is hoping to be the one to end Salido’s 5-0 streak against Puerto Rican fighters (he also owns victories against Carlos Gerena and Omar Adorno, in addition to Cruz and his two wins over Lopez) and a 3-0 winning streak on Puerto Rican soil. And for that, he’ll be counting on his own experience as a globetrotting challenger.

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