Multiple match cancellations kept flyweights McWilliams Arroyo and Julio Cesar Martinez apart, but they finally met on Friday, November 19.
McWilliams Arroyo wins interim WBC flyweight belt Boxing champion in February by stopping Abraham Rodriguez in round 5. He now has a chance to claim the complete WBC title on Friday, November 19.
Arroyo (21-4, 16 KOs) was supposed to fight all-around champion Julio Cesar Martinez on multiple occasions, but something always happens to keep them apart. They were supposed to fight in August 2020, but Martinez canceled the match due to a throat infection has been reported.
They were then supposed to fight in February, but Martinez canceled due to a hand injury. That’s when the WBC allowed Arroyo to compete for the interim title with Rodriguez. Winning the title means a lot to Arroyo, but his quest to become world champion feels unfinished because of the word “temporary”.
“People don’t give me props and what people don’t understand is that it’s not my fault that I fought for the temporary title,” Arroyo told FanSided. “I have been preparing myself since August 2020. We will fight for the first time. So it’s not my fault or my problem, but what it is. “
Arroyo was well prepared to fight Martinez at this point. Overtime is both a support, in a sense, but also a frustration.
Julio Cesar Martinez vs. McWilliams Arroyo could be the battle of the night on Friday, November 19 Match Cards
“A little bit of both, actually, but you know, I don’t let that affect me,” Arroyo said. “I go day by day, and I say, whenever that happens, it will happen. So hopefully, this time it will be it. ”
We’re only a few days away from their title fight, but Arroyo doesn’t feel the fight is secure until he and Martinez are in the ring together. The past still haunts him a bit.
“I wasn’t sure if the fight would happen until the bell rang, and we were both in the ring,” Arroyo said half-jokingly. “Last time, the match was the day before the head-to-head match, so it was crazy.”
Martinez (18-1, 14 KOs) won the WBC title in 2019, beating Cristofer Rosales by TKO in the 9th round. He fought twice in 2020, but the reasons mentioned above made him unable to. against Arroyo. Arroyo predicts this competition to be a fight in the ring.
Arroyo said: “All fighting because I am an action fighter, and so is he. “The fans will love this fight. Unless one of us hurts each other, and one goes down and can’t get up, they’ll witness an all-out fight. “
Fans who are at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH and watching at home on DAZN will enjoy. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET.
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