WBC Flyweight champ Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1,12 KO, 1 NC) fresh off his latest successful defense against Jay Harris Saturday night in Texas is looking to eventually to take on the big names in the 115 lb. weight division.
Speaking about his aspiration at flyweight, he stated that he was looking at two to three more defenses, before moving up to super flyweight.
“I feel good after winning and despite the [left] hand injury I felt very good, it was worth it, I will continue to defend this belt with pride. I want to raise my hand with with whatever opponent that comes,” Martinez said.
That hand injury will force Martinez to be rest 15 to 20 days because of the sprain in his hand before he can return to training.
While that is happening, Martinez is already forward to big fights at the bigger weight of in the super flyweight division, with some of the big names like Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, the WBC and WBA champions respectively.
“Yes, I have been thinking that I want to dominate my division and then go on to super flyweight to face Juan Francisco ‘Gallo’ Estrada and Román ‘Chocolatito’ González, and whomever else they put in front of me and without any fear,” said Martinez.
Martinez prepared with coaches Eddy Reynoso and Mauricio Aceves for the bout against British contender Jay Harris in Frisco, TX, and the fan friendly fight was on that didn’t disappoint. Martinez in the end came out on top by unambitious decision after twelve rounds that had both men exchange bombs throughout. Martinez’s match was on the same card that saw the return of Mikey Garcia as he was victorious over Jessie Vargas in the main event.
For Martinez, he credits the training with his coaches for paying off,
“The work I did with them was very good, being on the mountain helped me a lot, although sometimes it was very tough – but it was good because they also motivates me and give me advice.. being there with Saúl Álvarez, with Oscar Valdéz, with Luis Nery,” Martinez said.