Jose ‘Chiquiro’ Martinez aiming to pick up fringe WBC title this weekend

Jonathan Gaudier 02/04/2015

Victor Planas

Super flyweight prospect and pride of Las Marias, José ‘Chiquiro’ Martinez (13-0, 9KO’s) is putting the finishing touches to his preparation to star on the Miguel Cotto Promotions presented this Saturday, April 4 in the Palacio de los Deportes in Mayagüez.

“I am excited about this opportunity that is given to me by Miguel Cotto Promotions. The trust they are placing in me, Miguel Cotto, Hector Soto and Bryan Perez, is invaluable to my career and I will not disappoint. This Saturday, April 4 at the Palace, I will have the task of fighting for the first time in my territory and staring in a huge event. I know all my people in Las Marias, Mayagüez and the entire western area will fill the arena and give me that extra energy,” said Martinez.

‘Chiquiro’, who last November annihilated Luis Cosme, seeks to conquer the vacant FECARBOX World Boxing Council (WBC) belt at super flyweight (115 pounds) against the experienced and always complicated, Juan ‘Cowi’ Herrera.

“We have had eight weeks training with intensity. We are doing the work as we should do. My team, Julio Ortiz, José Luis Trabal, Luis Vargas and Angel Omar, along with the boys in the gym I’ve been sparring, have ensured that we are perfect in every detail so that we can come out with the win on Saturday,” said the 22-year-old. “I know very well ‘Cowi’. He is

“I know ‘Cowi’ is intelligent and a well rounded boxer. He has a tremendous team and comes from giving a great battle against world champion Brian Viloria. It will not be an easy fight, but we are prepared to give a great show for all the fans that are present in Mayagüez. I can guarantee it will be a real war.”

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