Roman Martinez and Juan Carlos Burgos duels to a Split Draw
By Rich Mazon
Sun, 20 Jan 2013
New York, NY – Mexican challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs) and WBO Super Featherweight (130 pound) Champion, Roman Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs) of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico squared off in a punishing twelve round title fight that resulted in a Split Draw for the two fighters.
Burgos, 25, of Tijuana, Mexico brought the action to the defending champion with unrelenting body attack in the first installment of a triple championship card at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York. He then followed that with shots to Martinez’s head which the champ gamely took.
On the other end, Martinez, 29, preferred to issue work upstairs where he spent most of the time and his energy on throughout the fight. Martinez equaled Burgos’ body attack with his head shots.
Burgos connected with 36% of his total punches (286 of 805) while the champ had a 23% (193 of 827) accuracy of his own.
But the biggest difference of the final punch statistics was in the power punching category where Burgos edged his counterpart. The challenger was the busier and harder hitting of the two fighters who landed almost half of his power shots.
Burgos hit Martinez with 234 out of 507 thrown power shots while the defending champion landed only 28 % of the said shots, 164 of 576.
The judges at ringside were divided on what they saw, with two of them seeing a different winner. A third judge had the fight even at the end of the 12 round title fight.
Judge Waleska Roldan scored it 117-111 for Burgos, Judge Tony Paollilo has it 116-112 for Martinez and Judge John Signorile has an even 114 card for both.
Martinez retains his belt with the draw.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|TOMORROW! Zurdo / Valdez / Benavidez / Arum / Zou LA Press Conf - Noon PT|
By , Tue, 31 May 2016Seldon and Mussachio earn big wins on the Boardwalk
By , Tue, 31 May 2016OKC Thunderstruck: Maturity matters
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 31 May 2016ALDEGUER TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE ESTRADA FIGHT WITH NIETES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 30 May 2016MAASIN-BORN RODY DUTERTE PROCLAIMED PRESIDENT-ELECT AND IS A CERTIFIED SPORTSMAN
By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 30 May 2016LOOKING DOWN UNDER: NEIL JOHN TABANAO RELISHES A BIG AUSSIE OPPORTUNITY
By Felman Gingoyon, Mon, 30 May 2016UNABLE TO GET THE BETTER OF HIS HANDPICKED SPARRING PARTNER, MARK ANTHONY BARRIGA TURNS PRO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 30 May 2016Pinay pug to challenge world champ in Japan
By Lito delos Reyes, Mon, 30 May 2016FRENCHMAN WINS IN UNLEASHED FIGHT NIGHT MALAYSIA
By Lito delos Reyes, Mon, 30 May 2016FORMER WBO MINIMUM WEIGHT CHAMPION TANAKA STOPS PATILANO IN 6TH ROUND
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 30 May 2016JORDAN CLARKSON GIVES GILAS PILIPINAS A CHANCE TO WIN RIO OLYMPIC QUALIFIER
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 30 May 2016RAIN OR SHINE TO RETAIN CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM INTACT
By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 30 May 2016NBA PLAYOFFS -- Barrage of Warriors 3 force Game 7
By Homer D. Sayson, Mon, 30 May 2016NIETES MAY FACE ESTRADA INSTEAD OF FUENTES IN SEPTEMBER
By Jerome S. Galunan Jr., Sun, 29 May 2016MICHAEL ALDEGUER DOES THE RIGHT THING, OFFERS JIMENEZ REMATCH VS KING ARTHUR VILLANUEVA AFTER REFEREE’S BIZARRE CALL (FIGHT PHOTOS)
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016NIETES TKO 6 RAYITO GARCIA PHOTO GALLERY
By , Sun, 29 May 2016AMATEUR BOXING FREE OF CORRUPTION; GIVES RP BOXERS A BETTER CHANCE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016KJ CATARAJA RIPS THAILAND’S CHATCHAI OR BENJAMAS VIA 4TH ROUND TKO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016UFC Fighter Derrick Lewis -- I Got A Gold Dinosaur ... $125k For Custom T-Rex (PHOTOS)
By , Sun, 29 May 2016Johnriel Casimero, great world title winner
By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 29 May 2016PACQUIAO NOT A SURE GOLD MEDALIST HAD HE DECIDE TO FIGHT IN RIO OLYMPICS
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 29 May 2016JONAS SULTAN RETAINS RP SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE WITH SMASHING 5TH ROUND KO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016NIETES IN SCINTILLATING PERFORMANCE, FORCES “RAYITO” GARCIA TO QUIT BEFORE THE 6TH ROUND
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 29 May 2016LEAGUE OF FISTS: ABULIMITI CLINCHES WELTER FINALS SLOT
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 29 May 2016