World Boxing Council flyweight champion Julio César Martínez defends his title against Samuel Carmona for the fifth time at the Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, on December 3, as part of the epic Román “Chocolatito” González trilogy. Vs. Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada.
A broken right knuckle, chest infection and a food poisoning prevented various scheduled fights against McWilliams Arroyo on several occasions. On this last occasion Arroyo suffered a neck and back injury that made him withdraw on participating in this fight.
With the firm intention of making history comes Samuel Carmona from Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, he comments: “I am happy to fight Martínez. I will work very hard to bring victory to Las Palmas. They are going to see a great Carmona on December 3”.
Twenty-seven-year-old Julio César is only a year older, but a spam as professional experience separates them. The champion’s record is 18-2, 14 KO’s, while the challenger’s is 8-0, 4 KO’s; However, Carmona has a long history in amateur boxing, which makes this fight extremely attractive.
Both contenders are in the mood and great shape to star in the best fight of the night and declared themselves ready after successfully completing the official weigh-in:
Julio César Martínez: 111 Lbs.
Samuel Carmona: 111.4 Lbs.