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BoxingScene.com’s Television Pick of The Week – March 4

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BoxingScene.com’s Television Pick of The Week – March 4

Select It: TBRB #2 Roman Gonzalez vs. #1 (Flyweight) Julio Cesar Martinez (Saturday, DAZN, 8:30 PM EST)

On a confined television weekend in the US, each significant principal functions really should provide. The much better of them comes in arguably the greatest division in boxing for most of the final 7 decades, Jr. bantamweight.

Second acts matter. 34-calendar year old Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (50-3, 41 KO) was a corridor of famer by now even in the times when he was counted out in his rematch loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Because then, an supplemental title in his fourth weight course and a vintage rematch versus Juan Francisco Estrada have supplied Gonzalez an encore.

The encore is threatened this weekend. 27-calendar year aged WBC flyweight titlist Julio Cesar Martinez (18-1, 14 KO) moves up a pounds course for a likelihood at just one of boxing’s living legends. This struggle is the form of fashion clash that definitely cannot overlook barring a fluke injuries. Buckle up. Gonzalez has a lot more miles powering him then in advance but the smile he’s sporting states he’s not fairly at the exit still. This should really be a gem. One of the prime featherweights in the earth, Mauricio Lara, battles on the undercard. 

Added Demonstrate to View For

Friday – #2 Ramirez vs. Pedraza (ESPN+, 7:15 PM EST)

29-yr outdated Jose Ramirez (26-1, 17 KO) has been an Olympian and a unified titlist as a experienced. Saturday, he’s a male making an attempt to get again to the heights. Ramirez came off the flooring twice to compete difficult with Josh Taylor last 12 months but it was not adequate to get Ramirez to undisputed at Jr. welterweight.

If Taylor moves to welterweight as he’s mentioned he would, a lot of belts will cost-free up soon. Ramirez can position himself for just one of them. He requirements to get by a two-division titlist to do it. 32-year outdated Jose Pedraza (29-3, 14 KO) has been stopped only as soon as by Gervonta Davis and enters riding a a few-fight earn streak. This could be intense battle. 21-yr old lightweight Gabriel Flores (20-1, 7 KO) is also in motion, trying to rebound from his to start with defeat as a professional. 

Cliff Rold is the Handling Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, a member of the International Boxing Research Firm, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be achieved at [email protected]

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