Frank Martin and Michel Rivera will rectangular off on December 17, Showtime Boxing formally introduced Saturday night. Boxingscene`s Keith Idec became the primary to interrupt the story.
The 12-spherical international name removal bout will headline a Showtime Boxing: Special Edition telecast and could possibly take vicinity at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the identical web website online as Saturday`s conflict among unbeaten and proficient David Morrell and Aidos Yerbossynuly.
The Martin-Rivera combat is a compelling conflict among light-weight contenders ranked withinside the top-10 with the aid of using The Ring. Martin and Rivera are ranked at No. eight and 9, respectively.
Martin (16-0, 12 knockouts), who is living in Indianapolis, Indiana, remaining fought on July 9, losing Jackson Marinez two times en direction to a win withinside the tenth spherical. Earlier this yr on January 1, the southpaw Martin stopped hard-hitting Romero Duno of the Philippines withinside the fourth spherical.
The 24-yr-antique Rivera is already higher than Ryan Garcia, Isaac
Pitbull Cruz, Jamaine Ortiz, and William Zepeda and possibly higher than what we`ve visible from Vasyl Lomachenko.
Rivera is from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and presently is living in Miami, Florida.
With Haney possibly to bail out of the 135-lb department soon, Rivera may be promoted to WBA champion if he defeats Martin on December 17th.
Martin, 27, is promoted with the aid of using Errol Spence Jr. and has acquired a variety of interest because of his common mentions of the 147-lb champion.
Frank Martin has wins over the subsequent fighters:
- Romero Duno – TKO 4
- Jackson Marinez – TKO 10
- Ryan Kielczweski – UD 10
- Jerry Perez
Martin is a great fighter, however he went too a ways in his combat with Michel Rivera, which might stop him badly.
This is a hard in shape-up for the 27-yr-antique
The Ghost Martin (16-0, 12 KOs) who can be taken in this level with the aid of using a fighter withinside the 24-yr-antique unbeaten
La Zarza Ali Rivera ( 24-0, 14 KOs).
Southpaw Martin became getting smooth from Marinez the complete combat, and it became his energy that carried him into this in shape as matters harm him badly early on.
Rivera is ranked WBA #2, IBF #6, WBO #10, and WBC #12, and has current wins over the subsequent fighters:
- Jerry Perez
- Joseph Adorno
- Jose Matias Romero
- Jon Fernandez
- Anthony Mercado Rais
- Ladarius Miller
- Rene Tellez Giron
So a ways, the department`s pleasant win for Michel Rivera became towards the hard Joseph Adorno in a 10-spherical selection remaining March. Rivera took Adorno to school, influencing him from begin to finish.