WBO president Francesco Valcarcel had ordered WBO super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (27-1, 16 KOs) to face undefeated mandatory challenge Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) by the end of October.
Valcarcel ordered the fight via his Twitter account saying: “Rocky Martínez has to make his mandatory fight vs Mikey García no later than October. If there is no agreement, a purse bid will be ordered.”
Martinez defeated previous WBO #1 Diego Magdaleno in April, and three months earlier boxed a draw with Juan Carlos Burgos.
Last time out Garcia lost his WBO featherweight title on the scale after failing to make weight against Juan Manuel Lopez on June 15.
August 1, 2013