Roman "Rocky" Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs) and Orlando Salido Salido (42-13-3, 29 KOs) haven't been in a dull fight with one another in two outings, so why not go for third. The WBO has approved a trilogy between the two men during last week's annual convention in Orlando, Florida.
"There is no doubt in my mind that I won the second fight, but the judges didn't see it that way," Salido said. "So I think the only right thing to do is fight a third time to determine who really is the best of the two. It seems that we are made for each other, and the fights are getting better. The first one was good, the second was better and the third will be the best."
In their first meeting Martinez managed to drop Salido twice en route to a unanimous decision win, with Salido also being deducted a point for low blows. But don't let that fool you, it was really a highly competitive fight.
The two men would go on to rematch one another on the Mayweather-Berto undercard this past September, which proved to be another competitive match that this time resulted in a split draw (although many felt Salido deserved the win).
"We feel that he should have gotten the win, but it did not happen that way in September," said Sean Gibbons, who manages Salido. "I am happy that everyone is working on getting this third fight done, especially the champ and his team and that the WBO is good with it. I know we will get it done, and it's going to be another great war."
Who's up for a third go 'round between Martinez and Salido?