Welterweight John David Martinez Looking For Big Outing This
Saturday Night At Hialeah Park
Welterweight John David Martinez will look to thrill his
huge fan base when he returns to action on Saturday night at
Hialeah Park as part of Una Gran Noche de Boxeo Cubano 2,
The show is promoted by Warriors Boxing and Rivalta Boxing.
Martinez of Miami, has a record of 15-2 with 12 knockouts,
will be featured in a six-round bout and will take on Sergio
Castellano (11-9, 7 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Although not looking past Saturday night, but it feels like
big fights are in the near future. "I have not seen anything
on my opponent, no video. nothing," said Martinez.
Martinez, who may be the most popular fighter on the card,
has fought all over the world, which includes stops in the
Dominican Republic and Colombia.
"I love fighting at home. I love hearing the crowd. It is
very motivating for me."
After this fight, Martinez plans to add Panama to his
passport and get in a few fights in the home of Roberto
Duran before coming back to settle a score with an old
"I plan to win, and then go to Panama for a few fights. Get
my record to 20-2, and then rematch Harold Calderon."
Martinez dropped a decision to the undefeated Calderon, and
that is a fight that Martinez wants back.
"Calderon told me that if I got three wins after our fight,
that we could run it back. Saturday would be my fifth win
since that fight, and if I get three in Panama that would
make eight. That fight would be the biggest fight in the
Miami area plus we shook hands on it. I have the tape to
prove that. My goals are to beat him, which would put me in
prime position for a title shot."
The May 7 festivities will be highlighted by a 10-round bout
featuring heavyweight Lenier Pero (6-0, 3 KOs) of Camaguey,
Cuba taking on Hector Perez (7-4, 3 KOs) of Tampa, Florida
for the NABA Central Heavyweight Title.
In a 10-round cruiserweight fight, Anthony Martinez (12-1,
11 KOs) of Miami battles David Light (17-0, 10 KOs) of New
In an eight-round bout, Orestes Velazquez (3-0, 3 KOs) of
Camaguey, Cuba fights former world champion Juan Carlos
Salgado (28-9, 17 KOs) of Mexico City in a super
In a five--round bout, heralded Cuban amateur, Victor Abreu
makes his pro debut against Ezequiel A Tevez (13-7, 4 KOs)
of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a super bantamweight fight.
Livan Nivarro (11-1, 7 KOs) of Havana, Cuba fights Silverio
Ortiz (37-29, 13 KOs) of Yucatan, Mexico in a super
Ariel Perez De La Torre (7-0, 5 KOs) of Camaguey, Cuba
battles Lucas Baez (37-21-5, 20 KOs) of Buenos Aires,
Argentina in a six-round super bantamweight fight.
Ulysses Diaz (12-1, 11 KOs) of Cuba scraps with Mariano Jose
Riva (14-9, 8 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a
Isaac Carbonell (5-0, 4 KOs) of Cuba fights Cristian Fabian
Rios (23-14-3, 7 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a light
Carlos Frometa Romero (6-1, 4 KOs) of La Tuna, Cuba fights
Lamont Flemon (4-0, 2 KOs) of Saint Louis, Missouri in a
Bryan Fonterboa of Miami makes his pro debut against an
opponent to be named in a junior welterweight fight.