Robson Conceição vs Xavier Martinez January 29, LIVE on ESPN Boxing News 24

January 29: Robson Conceição-Xavier Martinez’s £130 title remover takes to the main event stage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa LIVE on ESPN – Conceição-Martinez and a companion feature will broadcast live on ESPN & ESPN Deportes (airs on ESPN+) at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT – Ticket on sale NOW at

The picture for the 2022 junior lightweight world champion title will be a little clearer on Saturday, January 29 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The 10-round main event – a WBC title elimination match – will see recent title challenger Robson “O Brabo” Conceição attempting a return to Xavier Martinez, a Sacramento native at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Martinez recently signed a multi-battle pact with Top Rated and will shine in his promotional debut. Conceição-Martinez and a co-feature will air live on ESPN & ESPN Deportes (airing on ESPN+) at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Under-the-card match will be streamed live and exclusive on ESPN+.

Promoted by Top Rated, in partnership with Tony Holden Productions, tickets starting at $49.50 are currently on sale and can be purchased at and at Box Office No. 918-384-ROCK (7625 ).

“This has everything that makes for a special, action-packed main event,” said Bob Arum, President of Top Ratings. “Conceição almost beat the great Oscar Valdez to the title, while Martinez is a kid hoping to make a name for himself in the £130 division.”

Conceição (16-1, 8 KOs), from Bahia, Brazil, won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, beating more than 400 amateur matches, including victory over Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba and defeat. razor thin Vasiliy Lomachenko at the 2011 World Championships. After nearly five years of undefeated competition, Conceição challenged WBC world champion Valdez in September. Conceição took the lead early, but Valdez rallied late to put it back. unanimous decision.

Conceição said, “Nothing can stop me. Nothing can distract me. I remain steadfast in my goal of becoming a world champion. My last fight was just a small step backwards. I will make sure that all my efforts and sacrifices will not be in vain.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to start and face an undefeated fighter like Xavier Martinez. I am sure that we will give the fans a great performance.”

Martinez (17-0, 11 KOs) started boxing at the age of 6 in Sacramento and set an amateur record 85-10 before turning pro in June 2015. He promoted in 2019 with a knockout win. directly ahead of Jessie Cris Rosales and John Vincent Moralde and survived a bowel exam against former interim world champion Claudio Marrero the following year. Martinez was knocked down twice in the round of 16, but beat Marrero in the championship rounds to reach a unanimous decision. He last fought in May and dominated veteran Juan Carlos Burgos by more than 10 innings.

“It was a dream to get a multi-year advertising deal with Top Ratings and a shot to be a mainstay on ESPN,” says Martinez. This is my chance to show the world that I’m one of the best at the 130 pound weight class and aim to be the world champion under the Top Rated banner. ”

Rick Mirigian, Martinez’s manager, said: “Xavier was positioned to write his destiny, and the stage was set. “He can bring the sport back to Sacramento in a big way and fulfill his dream of becoming a world champion. Thank you Top Rank for getting this work done and for believing in Xavier. ” Robson Conceição vs Xavier Martinez January 29, LIVE on ESPN Boxing News 24

Charles Jones

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