Rocky Martinez heads to Mexico on March 7

Idris Erba

Puerto Rican Roman “Rocky” Martinez, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion, will travel to Mexico on March 7 to complete his training for his defense against Mexican Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt, to be held on Saturday, March 12, at the Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan.

Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs), who is going to defend against Berchelt (28-1, 25 KOs) the belt he won with an unanimous decision over Orlando “Siri” Salido in April, 2015, will come out of Puerto Rico on Monday, March 7, at 7:25 am and will stop in Houston, Texas, arriving in Merida at night.

The three-time WBO monarch at 130 pounds, will be accompanied by trainers Raul “Papo” Torres and Freddy Trinidad, his physical trainer Felix Molina, his assistant Angel Rivera, and the Vice-President of his promotional company, PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), Peter Rivera.

Last year, Martinez fought two times against Siri Salido, winning the first by unanimous decision to become world champion for the third time in the junior lightweights and ending in a draw the second time.

Berchelt, the WBO #1 ranked at 130 pounds, won all his four fights by KO in 2015.