Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez is preparing for another twelve round battle on September 12 as the Puerto Rico v Mexico rivalry continues between the WBO super featherweight champion and Orlando Salido.
Martinez took Salido’s title in their first bout on home soil last April and now hopes to retain the belt on the upcoming September 12 Floyd Mayweather v Andre Berto pay-per-view undercard in what he expects to be another edge of the seat fight.
“I’m in really good shape for this fight and I’ve been working to make adjustments to get the knockout but if we have to go the distance, we’ll be ready,” said Martinez.
“I feel the rematch is a very exciting fight for television, the kind fans love.
“Everybody who saw the first fight knows it was a war and this will be the same thing. For me, it gives me a chance to leave no doubt in anybody’s mind that I am the champion.
“Salido can say what he says, I hope he’s in good condition because I am. In the end the best man will win this fight and that will be me.”
The 32 year-old has held the WBO title at 130lbs on three separate occasions and will be aiming for a fifth successful defense at the world famous MGM Grand in Las Vegas next month.