Substitute opponent, Julio Cesar Martinez has a big task ahead of him tonight in fighting Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez tonight at super flyweight in the main event at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.
|EVENT||Roman Gonzalez vs Julio Cesar Martinez|
|Date||Saturday 5 March 2022|
|Venue||Pechanga Resort & Casino, California, United States|
Gonzalez (50-3, 41 KOs) returns after a one-year layoff, where he lost a razor-thin split decision to unified super-flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada in one of 2021’s best fights. Most felt Gonzalez had done enough to get the verdict. He was scheduled to face Estrada this weekend, but Estrada withdrew in late January due to COVID-19. Finding a new opponent didn’t take long as Martinez didn’t hesitate to accept.
Martinez (18-1, 14 KOs, two no-contests) is unbeaten in his last 20 fights. He went to a no-contest against McWilliams Arroyo in November due to Arroyo not continuing after an accidental clash of heads.
Chocolatito vs Martinez Fight Card:
Roman Gonzalez vs Julio Cesar Martinez
Diego Pacheco vs Genc Pllana
Marc Castro vs Julio Madera
Skye Nicolson vs Jessica Juarez
Anthony Herrera vs Jose Toribio
Mauricio Lara vs Emilio Sanchez
Angel Fierro vs Juan Carlos Burgos
Souleymane Cissokho vs Roberto Valenzuela Jr
Fernando Angel Molina vs Angel Aispuro