According to ESPN Deportes, Mexico’s Orlando Salido (42-12, 29 KO’s) is essentially set to face off against Puerto Rico’s Roman “Rocky” Martinez (28-2, 17 KO’s) on April 11th in Martinez’s native country. Peter Rivera the promoter of Martinez and the vice president of PR Best Boxing stated they have come to an agreement with Salido’s camp, and that both fighters will meet face to face for the first time next Tuesday, where the fight will be officially announced.
This will mark Salido’s third visit to the Puerto Rican island with the two previous trips resulting in TKO victories. Martinez plans to put an end to Salido’s winning streak in his home country and place himself in a great position for a world title by taking Salido’s WBO interim super featherweight belt. It certainly won’t be an easy task as the 34-year-old Mexican fighter is currently undergoing a great deal of forward momentum at this particular juncture of his career.
Salido is coming off a Split Decision victory against the highly touted Vasyl Lomachenko and a knockout victory against Tod Kokietgym in a fight of the year candidate. The only loss he suffered in the previous four years was against Mikey Garcia, who also defeated Martinez in late 2013. Ever since then, both fighters have continued to win. This bout promises to be an entertaining bout against two fighters trying to further rejuvenate their careers and another added chapter to the Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry in boxing.