Recently, a video was posted by El Nuevo Dia featuring Roman "Rocky" Martinez (22-0-1, 13 KO's) discussing his upcoming PPV bout on Saturday against Vicente Martin Rodriguez, and also talked about who he might want to face next should he win on the 12th
Martinez mentioned both Humberto Soto (48-7-2, 31 KO's) and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (25-1-1, 17 KO's), each making for potential unification clashes at 130 pounds. While Soto is fighting this Saturday in Mexico and has been heavily rumored to move up to 135 against Edwin Valero on November 14, Robert Guerrero had this to say:
"Bring it. If Martinez gets past his next opponent, I would love to fight him. He is a worthy champion that says he never refuses to fight anyone, anywhere, well if that is the case, than let's do this! A unification bout between Martinez and me is great for our sport and the fans deserve these types of fights."
Guerrero-Martinez would be a terrific fight, a continuation of the age-old Mexico-Puerto Rico boxing war.
"Being that I'm Mexican-American, a fight against Martinez brings two cultures together for a fabulous night of boxing. He says nobody can stop him, we'll see if he can handle the heat that's going to be coming from my fists. I believe in myself and the great team around me. If he steps in the ring with me, he'll find out real quick that he's in a battle. Martinez is a good fighter, but I believe God has blessed me with the more superior attributes. I hope this fight happens."
Considering that Martinez has changed his style of fighting, I would wait until this Saturday to see how good he looks, and how ready he looks for a test against Guerrero. I truly hope this fight does happen. I doubt it will happen this year, but perhaps in early 2010. Who knows? Maybe it could be paired on HBO with the rumored Juan Manuel Lopez-Celestino Caballero fight for January.