Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez makes the second defence of his WBO super featherweight title on Saturday, entering the Venetian Hotel and Casino to defend his crown on foreign soil against Las Vegas native Diego Magdaleno.
Of course the Puerto Rican would be on foreign soil you might say and what’s the big deal about him fighting in the world’s boxing capital? But Magdaleno won’t enjoy home advantage either on the night, as the fight will not be taking place in Sin City.
The 130-pounders have travelled across the globe to Macau, China, where they will meet in the ring at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. Martinez-Magdaleno will be part of a stacked card in Top Rank’s first promotion in China, which they hope to be the first of many after signing Chinese junior flyweight Zou Shiming, a triple Olympic medallist who makes his pro debut in a four-rounder.
The card also…
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