Rocky Martinez heading to NY on Tuesday for Vasyl Lomachenko fight

Idris Erba

Three-time junior lightweight world champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez will travel to New York on Tuesday, June 7, to complete his training for his defense against the WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenkot, to be held on Saturday, June 11, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York televised on HBO.

Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs), from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, will defend his WBO belt for the second time versus Lomachenko (5-1, 3 KOs), a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time Amateur World Championships gold medalist. Martinez travels to New York with his team led by his trainer Raul “Papo” Torres and Peter Rivera, Vice-President of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP).

In 2015, Martinez fought two times against Mexican Orlando “Siri” Salido. The first time, Martinez won an unanimous decision over Salido to become world champion again, while in the second fight the result was a draw.

Lomachenko had two fights in 2015 too. In May, 2015, beat Puerto Rican Gamalier Rodriguez by KO9, and in November beat Mexican Romulo Koasicha by TKO10.