Highly Touted United States Olympic Trials Champion Javier Martinez Makes His Pro Debut TONIGHT in Las Vegas
PhilBoxing.com Wed, 15 Jul 2020
NEW YORK (July 14, 2020) - 2020 United Sates Olympic Trials champion Javier Martinez makes his highly anticipated professional debut when he takes on Jonathan Burrs in a four-round middleweight fight that will take place TONIGHT at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The bout can be seen live on ESPN beginning at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT
Martinez, 23, was the 2020 Olympic Trial Champion at middleweight, but has decided to turn professional under the guidance of Split-T Management's Tim VanNewhouse. A five-time National Champion, and the number-one ranked fighter at 165 pounds in the USA Boxing Rankings, Martinez's selection as an Olympic alternate despite his victory at the trials and various international experience caused shock-waves through the amateur system.
A Milwaukee-native, Martinez is now training in Las Vegas, Nevada under the tutelage of renowned trainer Jorge Capetillo.
Burrs of Frederick, Maryland, has a record of 2-1, and is riding in on a two-fight winning streak, which includes his four-round unanimous decision over Justin Sykes on January 26, 2019 in Waldorf, Maryland.
Martinez tipped the scales at 162 lbs. Burrs was 161.2.