Super flyweights Jose Martinez and Alejandro Santiago will meet in a rematch on March 24, with ESPN televising the fight from Ponce, Puerto Rico, where the two fought to a draw in November 2016 in an eight-round bout.
This fight is set for 10, with Martinez (20-0-1, 13 KO) looking to defeat the one man who has put a blemish on his professional record in Santiago (15-2-3, 7 KO).
“I’m extremely happy and grateful to once again fight against Alejandro Santiago,” said Martinez. “I wanted this fight to get that thorn off my side and to show all of my people what I’m made of. I learned a lot from the first fight because it was so close. I’ll walk away with the win by training hard and being in great condition.”
”I believe I won the first fight,” said Santiago. ”It was a close fight, but this time there will be no doubts. I’m working really hard for this fight. I’m very motivated and I think that a victory will put me on the pathway to a world title. Martinez is a great fighter, and I know it will be a great fight. It’ll be a fight between Mexico and Puerto Rico, which is always big for boxing.”
The co-feature will be another super flyweight bout set for 10 rounds, with prospect Joshua Franco (13-0, 6 KO) meeting Lucas Fernandez (11-1-1, 8 KO).