May 15, 2021 / Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Rising super featherweight contender Xavier Martinez remained undefeated with a unanimous decision victory over former title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos in their action-packed telecast opener.
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Xavier Martinez Fights
Win vs Juan Carlos Burgos 34-5-0
May 15, 2021 • Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Xavier Martinez WINS against Juan Carlos Burgos by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Claudio Marrero 25-5-0
Oct 24, 2020 • Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Xavier Martinez WINS against Claudio Marrero by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Jessie Cris Rosales 22-3-1
Nov 01, 2019 • Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Xavier Martinez WINS against Jessie Cris Rosales by KO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs John Vincent Moralde 21-2-0
Apr 05, 2019 • Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Xavier Martinez WINS against John Vincent Moralde by TKO in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Deivi Julio 20-7-0
Feb 09, 2019 • Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California, USA
Xavier Martinez WINS against Deivi Julio by KO in Round 5 of 8
Win vs Oscar Bravo 22-8-0
Sep 22, 2018 • Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Xavier Martinez WINS against Oscar Bravo by TKO in Round 6 of 8
Win vs Jairo Vargas 6-3-0
Apr 07, 2018 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Xavier Martinez WINS against Jairo Vargas by TKO in Round 2 of 8
Win vs Raymond Chacon 7-26-1
Oct 21, 2017 • Armory, San Francisco, California, USA
Xavier Martinez WINS against Raymond Chacon by KO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Jesus Aguinaga 5-5-2
Sep 08, 2017 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Xavier Martinez WINS against Jesus Aguinaga by RTD in Round 5 of 8
Win vs Prince Smalls 11-0-1
Jun 20, 2017 • Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Xavier Martinez WINS against Prince Smalls by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Wilfredo Garriga- Casiano 3-3-1
Oct 08, 2016 • Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Xavier Martinez WINS against Wilfredo Garriga- Casiano by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Gabriel Gutierrez 3-1-0
Apr 02, 2016 • Oceanview Pavilion, Port Hueneme, California, USA
Xavier Martinez WINS against Gabriel Gutierrez by KO in Round 4 of 6
Win vs Jorge Sillas Amor 5-24-0
Mar 19, 2016 • Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Xavier Martinez WINS against Jorge Sillas Amor by TKO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Julio Marquez 0-0-0
Dec 18, 2015 • Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Xavier Martinez WINS against Julio Marquez by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Cristian Felix Perez 0-4-0
Dec 11, 2015 • Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Xavier Martinez WINS against Cristian Felix Perez by TKO in Round 1 of 4
WIN vs Rafael Busuioc 1-0-0
Aug 22, 2015 • Churchill County Fairgrounds, Fallon, Nevada, USA
Rafael Busuioc LOSES to Xavier Martinez by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Mario Hernandez 0-3-1
Jun 25, 2015 • Billar El Perro Salado, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Xavier Martinez WINS against Mario Hernandez by UD in Round 4 of 4
Xavier Martinez Bio
Unbeaten super featherweight contender Xavier Martinez is a classic boxer-puncher, possessing the type of skill one might expect from a boxer who fights out of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. The rising Martinez is on the verge of a world title shot at 130-pounds.
Getting It From The Mud
Xavier Martinez was a rageful child whose fists often did the talking.
“I always liked to fight. I was little. I was always getting in trouble. I was never initiating the fights. But as soon as someone would try to pick on me or do something to me, it would just set me off,” said Martinez to FanSided.
“One time I got really mad at this kid at lunchtime, and I cleared all the food off my lunch tray. I ended up smacking him with it. After that, my parents said, ‘You know, we need to put this kid into something.’”
Martinez wanted to play football, but his father had a co-worker who worked at Ray Woods’ boxing gym, Golden State BloodHounds, in their native Sacramento, California.
Martinez emptied his combustion into the squared circle.
“They put me in boxing,” said Martinez, whose behavior in school improved. “I’ve been doing it ever since I was seven years old.”
A 9-year-old Martinez overcame losses in his first pair of amateur bouts for an overall record of 85-10 which included titles in the Junior Golden Gloves in 2010 and No. 4 and No. 3 rankings in the nationals of 2012 and 2013.
“I still remember because I got beat up pretty bad,” said Martinez. “But I never got discouraged. After that, I went on like a 15-20 fight win streak.”
A 17-year-old Martinez won his professional debut by four-round unanimous decision over Mario Hernandez in June 2015 in Tijuana, Mexico. Hernandez was Martinez’s first of seven straight victories, four by knockout, over the course of 2015 and 2016 comprising a 4-0 (2 KOs) mark in the former, and 3-0 (2 KOs) in the latter.
A pair of first-round knockouts was among those victories, including a 58-second stoppage of Cristian Felix Perez in December 2015.
But it was at 6-0 (4 KOs) that Martinez debuted under the Mayweather Promotions’ banner in October 2016, his four-round unanimous decision over Wilfredo Garriga-Casiano following an introduction to Floyd Mayweather that June.
“Floyd flew me to Florida. It was supposed to only be for the weekend,” said Martinez, who was 7-0 (4 KOs) having competed at weights ranging from 129 ¼ to 135 ¼ pounds.
“I ended up being out there for a week with Floyd and got to see what his lifestyle was. It was a great experience. After that, everything just kind of fell into place.”
The Will To Win
Martinez was more impressive over the course of 2017, 2018 and 2019, going 8-0 (7 KOs) to improve his overall mark to 15-0 (11 KOs).
Martinez began 2017 with June’s 126-pound, eight-round unanimous decision over San Diego’s previously unbeaten Prince Smalls (11-1-1, 4 KOs), following that up with fifth- and second-round stoppages in September and October .
In 2018, Martinez halted both opponents in April and September, finishing Mexican-born Jairo Vargas in the second round and Chile’s Oscar Bravo in the sixth. Bravo entered at 22-8 (10 KOs) but was stopped for the first time in his career.
Martinez ended 2019 with November’s spectacular 21-second knockout of Filipino Jessie Cris Rosales, who was flat on his back from a left-right combination that dropped him to 22-4-1 (10 KOs).
Martinez already had scored February’s one-knockdown, fifth-round knockout of Deivi Julio, and April’s third-round TKO of Filipino John Vincent Moralde, the latter of whom entered at 21-2 (11 KOs).
“All of these tough fights will help me get better,” said Martinez. “Every day I push myself harder and harder. As long as I go in there with my head and mindset straight, I’ll do fine.”
Martinez raised the bar in October 2020 and May 2021, scoring 12- and 10-round unanimous decisions over hammer-fisted, left-handed two-time champion Claudio Marrero of the Dominican Republic and four-time title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos of Mexico.
Martinez survived a pair of eighth-round knockdowns against Marrero, winning by scores of 114-112 (twice) and 115-111.
“Not every win is going to be pretty and a knockout, but if you can pull yourself out of tough situations, it proves what type of fighter you are. I knew it wasn’t going to be a cakewalk. It’s all part of the experience,” said Martinez of Marrero, who floored him with right hooks both times.
Martinez and Burgos traded bombs over the first four rounds, with the former counter punching off the ropes and the latter going to the body. But as time wore on, Martinez’s blows began to make more of an impact on Burgos, who lost, 99-91, on all three cards.