Martinez-Rosales vacant title fight set for December 13th
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Rosales formerly held the belt and Martinez went to a no contest in his recent challenge for it
Following former WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards’ decision to vacate the title and move to 115 pounds, Mauricio Sulaiman tells ESPN Deportes that #1 Julio Cesar Martinez and #2 Cristofer Rosales are set to battle it out for the vacant belt on December 13th, location TBA.
The article raises two possibilities: this taking place in Japan, as Rosales (29-4, 20 KO) is promoted by Teiken and had his breakout victory in Yokohama, or on the December 13th Daniel Jacobs-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. DAZN card.
Either way, this is one of the best fights that could be made at 112 that doesn’t involve Kosei Tanaka. Both of these men are vicious finishers, as shown by Martinez’s (14-1, 11 KO) body shot finish of Andrew Selby and Rosales’ beatdowns of Daigo Higa and Paddy Barnes. Neither man has gone the distance in victory since 2017.
I’m pulling for this joining Jacobs-Chavez, as it definitely deserves exposure.