Julio Cesar Martinez (left) overwhelmed Moises Calleros. Photograph by Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing
Julio Cesar Martinez will face a brand new opponent on December 3.
Martinez, the Ring Journal No. 1 ranked flyweight, will now defend his WBC world flyweight title towards Samuel Carmona on the Desert Diamond Area in Glendale, Arizona, Matchroom Boxing introduced Saturday night time. The 12-round bout will precede the primary occasion bout between Ring Journal junior bantamweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez.
Each fights will stream stay on DAZN (8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT).
Carmona replaces McWilliams Arroyo, who withdrew from the rematch towards Martinez a couple of weeks in the past, citing an undisclosed harm suffered throughout coaching camp. Arroyo introduced his retirement from the game, however later clarified he’ll retire after going through Martinez in a struggle that has seen quite a few postponements between the 2 fighters.
“I’m excited to be getting again within the ring and defending my WBC belt once more,” mentioned Martinez. “It’s unlucky the Arroyo rematch shouldn’t be taking place, but it surely’s an enormous probability for Samuel and he’s younger and hungry, so you realize he’ll carry the whole lot (that) night time.”
Martinez (18-2 2 NC’s, 14 knockouts), who resides in Mexico Metropolis, final fought on March 5, dropping by unanimous resolution to Gonzalez. Martinez moved up in weight to face Gonzalez, stepping in as a alternative after Estrada backed out of the struggle as a consequence of testing optimistic for COVID-19.
In his earlier struggle on November 19 of final 12 months, which was his final title protection, Martinez fought to a no-contest towards Arroyo after a ringside doctor deemed Arroyo was not in a position to proceed after affected by a reduce as a consequence of an unintended conflict of heads. Each fighters have been dropped within the opening spherical and Arroyo was knocked down once more within the second spherical earlier than the struggle was stopped one second into the third spherical.
The 27-year-old might be making an attempt to make the fifth protection of the WBC title he gained in December 2019, stopping Cristofer Rosales of Nicaragua within the ninth spherical.
Carmona (8-0, 4 KOs), who resides in Las Palmas on the Canary Islands, will take a major step-up in opposition towards Martinez. The 2016 Olympian who represented Spain has fought two 10-round fights so far in his profession.
The 26-year-old defeated journeyman Moises Mojica by unanimous resolution in his final bout on October 29. Lower than seven months earlier than the victory over Mojica, Carmona defeated Joel Cordova by unanimous resolution, whom Martinez stopped on June 26 of final 12 months.
Matchroom Boxing additionally introduced two compelling fights and the fast turnaround of an Olympian that may spherical out the DAZN stream on December 3.
Unbeaten flyweight Joselito Velazquez (15-0-1, 10 KOs) will sq. off towards former WBC titleholder Cristofer Rosales in a 10-round bout.
Velazquez, who’s initially from Oaxaca, Mexico and now resides within the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina, stopped Colombia’s Jose Soto in his final bout on Might 7.
Rosales (34-6, 21 KOs) has gained his 5 of his final six fights since his loss to Martinez, with the lone blemish coming by the hands of Angel Ayala of Mexico, who’s at the moment ranked No. 4 by The Ring.
Tremendous middleweight Diego Pacheco (16-0, 13 KOs) of South Central Los Angeles will face Timur Kerefov (13-0, 7 KOs), who’s initially from Shalushka, Russia and now resides in Detroit, Michigan, in a 10-round bout.
Beatriz Ferreira (1-0) of Brazil will return to motion towards an opponent to be decided. The 2020 Olympic silver medalist defeated Taynna Cardoso by resolution this previous Saturday night time.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He could be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing