Sacramento, CA’s Xavier Martinez fight date moves to October 24th, on Showtime
Sacramento, CA undefeated contender Xavier Martínez saw his fight move from this weekend to October 24th, against Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero in a 12-round WBA Super Featherweight Title Eliminator in the co-main event, on a card headlined by former world champion Sergey Lipinets taking on Kudratillo Abdukakhorov for the Interim IBF Welterweight Title headlining action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, October 24 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The telecast which begins at 6 PM PST, will see Martinez, who trains with legendary boxing coach Ray Woods, will be looking to be the number #1 contender for the WBA super featherweight title, which has three current champions, Leo Santa Cruz, Rene Alvarado, and Mark Urbanov.
Martinez is one of the biggest in the super featherweight division, and quite possibly ever for the division. Anyone a tier below world-class level is unable to last a round with him, and his last opponent Jessie Cris Rosales, couldn’t even make it out of the first round.
In short, Martinez is special, we just have to see how he adapts to a mover, who presents an elusive target as his big punches seem to be a gamechanger for any and all that face him.
Martinez is looking to be the next Sacramento world champion following in the footsteps of Willie Jorin who was the WBO super bantamweight world champion in 2002.
Also on the card, Malik “Iceman” Hawkins will face big puncher Subriel Matías in a 10-round showdown to kick off the televised action.
Lipinets vs. Abdukakhorov was originally scheduled to take place this Saturday, October 10, but was rescheduled because of a delay in Abdukakhorov receiving his visa.
Martínez (15-0, 11 KOs), A Mayweather Promotions fighter has trained for this fight in Las Vegas, Nev. alongside three-time champion Gervonta Davis who is getting ready for the biggest fight of his career against Leo Santa Cruz on pay-per-view. The 22-year-old fighter is currently on a seven-fight knockout streak heading into this title eliminator.
Marrero (24-4, 17 KOs), a former interim featherweight champion will move up to the 130-pound division after a long run at 126-pounds in which he challenged many of the best of the division. Marrero is a gatekeeper, but in the positive sense, Marrero beats the guys who shouldn’t get to the world title level and loses to the one’s who should.
In short, Marrero, nicknamed “The Matrix” will show the world how good Martinez is.
The event is promoted by TGB Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and Mayweather Promotions.