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Roman Martinez told to fight Garcia

Updated: August 1, 2013, 12:41 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Junior lightweight titlist Roman "Rocky" Martinez was ordered Thursday to face mandatory challenger Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia or risk being stripped of his 130-pound belt.

WBO president Paco Valcarcel said that Martinez must make the mandatory defense no later than October. If the sides do not come to an agreement, a purse bid will be ordered.

The fight is likely to be made without the need for a purse bid because Garcia promoter Top Rank also co-promotes Martinez with Puerto Rico ...

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