After a show-stopping performance back in July, East Los Angeles’ Aron Martinez (18-1-1, 4 KOs) moves into yet another elite class when he faces undefeated Las Vegas welterweight prospect Jessie Vargas (19-0, 9 KOs). The pair will square off next Thursday, September 13 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegason a bonus ESPN2 Special Edition telecast. Last month Martinez used his pressure style to neutralize Prenice Brewer in another ESPN nationally televised fight that took place in Laughlin, Nevada. Last year Martinez handed Joseph Elegele his first pro loss after 12 wins.
“I’m excited to face Jessie Vargas and to show him who I am. I have the skills and power to change the momentum of his career. I believe that I will be the fighter that will tarnish his perfect record,” said Martinez from his training camp high up in the Big Bear Mountains. “My training has been hard and I need to have an impeccable fight to take it away from Vargas and we are planning to do so.”
Vargas, 23, will be the hometown favorite; in his last outing he prevailed against Josesito Lopez by 10 round split decision.