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Romero to defend title vs. Martinez

Updated: July 11, 2013, 8:00 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Junior featherweight Jonathan "Momo" Romero will make the first defense of his title when he faces former European champion Kiko Martinez on Aug. 17 at the Revel Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., Romero co-promoters Gary Shaw and Thompson Boxing announced on Thursday.

"Jonathan is a very talented fighter that brings a lot of excitement to the ring with his active style," Shaw said. "I believe he's the best (junior featherweight) in the world today, and I'm pleased that HBO will be televising ...

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