Philippines, 21 Jun 2018
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


MEXICAN JAVIER “DEMONIO” MARTINEZ VS. CHINA’S ZIONG ZHAO ZHONG IN FIRST WORLD TITLE FIGHT HELD IN CHINA


PhilBoxing.com




CEBU Philippines (November 20,2012)- Mexican Javier “Demonio” Martinez (13-3-6KO) , currently ranked #3 in the WBC world rankings, the current WBC International Silver Minimumweight Champion and the Mexican Minimumweight Champion will make history this weekend in Kunming China for the first world championship title to ever be held in the People’s Republic of China against their very own Xiong Zhao Zhong (19-4-11KO).

The vacant WBC Minimumweight Championship is up for grabs this Saturday night in Kunming City Stadium in Kunming China.

In an interview with Team Martinez, Manager/Promoter Aquiles Torres was kind enough to give me some time to talk about the preparation for this historic fight.



Lopez: How was the flight to China?

Torres: It was a very long trip but well worth it.

Lopez: What day did you arrive to China?

Torres: We arrived Sunday evening.

Lopez: Was that enough time to acclimate to the weather in China?

Torres: The weather here is 18°C and it is raining. It was the same weather in Mexico when we left, so we are ok.

Lopez: Who is the head trainer of Martinez?

Torres: Martin Reyes, a very good trainer with a lot of experience?

Lopez: What was your preparation for this fight?

Torres: We had many rounds of sparring for this fight and we come here very prepared. Martinez is in the best shape of his life. We had trained with fighters that have the same style as Zhong. We have worked on his conditioning and we are ready to go twelve rounds if we have to.



Lopez: Have you seen videos of Zhong?

Torres: Yes we have, and he is very beatable. We see nothing impressive. We have our game plan all ready.

Lopez: I heard from Don Sulaiman that you went to his office and was given the WBC World Championship belt so it can be delivered to China. That was nice of you.

Torres: Yes, and I will tell you this, that World Championship belt will go back to Mexico after we win in China.

Lopez: This past weekend was hard for Mexican fans as Hernan Marquez and Antonio DeMarco lost their Championship belts, will you change that?

Torres: YES!!!!!!!! We will do our best to win this fight. This is what we have trained for, the championship of the world.

Lopez: Who was the toughest opponent Martinez has faced?

Torres: Jesus Silvestre...We lost by UD...He is world champion now. We also thought Armando Vasquez was going to be a tough fight, but we beat him by TKO in the 6th.

Lopez: I see that Martinez beat Armando Vasquez to win the Mexican minimumweight championship, Vasquez has actually fought here in the Philippines and lost to world champion Donnie Nietes in the 1st round by KO, would you like to fight world champion Donnie Nietes if you win this fight in China?

Torres: Martinez is ready to fight anyone.

Lopez: Any final words for your fans in Mexico and all over the world?

Torres: We will make Mexico proud by winning the world title in this historic fight in China! VIVA MEXICO!!!!

Lopez: Thank you brother, good luck in China.

Torres: Thank You



Click here to view a list of other articles written by Mike Angel Lopez.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Pacquiao-Matthysse: It won’t go the distance
    By Joaquin Henson, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • Re-energized Sanchez battles unbeaten Russian fighter on July 14
    By , Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT SINGAPORE: COWBOY VS EDWARDS PRESENTED BY AIRASIA PRELIMINARY BOUTS TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON FACEBOOK
    By , Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • Country's chess masters compete as 2018 Alphaland Open chess tourney is on
    By Marlon Bernardino, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • Media Workout: Jose Ramirez Set to Defend 140-Pound Title With Robert Garcia in His Corner
    By , Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • Kawhi, Pop had reportedly met Tuesday
    By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • UFC GYM® ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH NF FITNESS PTE LTD TO OPEN FRANCHISE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT SINGAPORE STARTING IN 2019
    By , Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • BOX FAN EXPO SLATED ON SEP 15 IN LAS VEGAS
    By , Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • Ralph Rimpell’s P4P List
    By Ralph Rimpell, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • Father-son Jose Antonio & A.J. Rivera "Making History"
    By , Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • Charlize Theron Trades Punches, Kisses with Boxing Champ
    By , Thu, 21 Jun 2018
  • Complete Weigh-in Report from Ifugao: Martin 117, Lumoly 117 for WBA Asia Battle (PHOTOS)
    By Carlos Costa, Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • Coyle captures NBA title with sixth round stoppage of Pastrana
    By , Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • UFC STARS WOW FANS AT OPEN WORKOUT AHEAD OF UFC FIGHT NIGHT SINGAPORE 2018
    By , Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • Exclusive: Wilder vs. Joshua Could Happen This Year, Says Showtime Honcho
    By , Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • Reports: LeBron prefers staying with Cleveland
    By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • The Past Week in Action 19 June 2018: Spence Blows Away Ocampo
    By Eric Armit, Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • Media Workout: Gilberto Ramirez and Alex Saucedo Ready for Oklahoma City Fight Night
    By , Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • Two M-1 Challenge title fights at M-1 Challenge 95
    By , Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • 130-Pound Contender Bryan Vasquez Signs with Top Rank
    By , Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • CLARESSA SHIELDS vs. HANNA GABRIELS FINAL WORKOUT QUOTES
    By , Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • NEW ENGLAND'S TOP & MOST PROMISING BOXERS TO BE SHOWCASED ON "SLUGFEST AT THE SUN" CARD JUNE 30TH AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
    By , Wed, 20 Jun 2018
  • Who fears for legendary Manny Pacquiao?
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 19 Jun 2018
  • PHOTOS: LUCAS MATTHYSSE TRAINING CAMP IN INDIO, CALIFORNIA
    By , Tue, 19 Jun 2018


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.