WBC flyweight world champion Julio Cesar ‘Rey’ Martinez will return to the ring on June 26 in Mexico, as a part of a card being staged by Matchroom Boxing in coordination with Canelo Promotions and Clase Y Talento, in response to ESPN Deportes.
Martinez owes a compulsory protection to Puerto Rico’s McWilliams Arroyo.
They have been scheduled to combat one another in February, however Martinez withdrew with a hand damage only some days earlier than the combat was going to come back off as a part of the Canelo Alvarez-Avni Yildirim undercard in Florida.
Arroyo as a substitute confronted a late substitute in Abraham Rodriguez and stopped him in 5 rounds to seize the WBC’s interim-title.
In accordance with some sources, the representatives of Arroyo requested the World Boxing Council for permission to make a voluntary protection of the interim championship, and due to this fact Martinez will even make a voluntary protection.
Martinez, who’s co-promoted by Eddy Reynoso and Eddie Hearn, hasn’t fought since October of final 12 months, when he blasted out Moisés Calleros in two rounds.
Martinez has had a number of fights pushed again for quite a lot of causes.
After preventing 4 instances in 2019 with fights in opposition to Charlie Edwards, Andrew Selby and Cristofer Rosales – he solely noticed motion twice in 2020 with a choice win over Jay Harris in February of the 12 months.