Julio Cesar Martinez set for flyweight title defense

This Saturday, May 6th, Julio Cesar “El Rey” Martinez will defend the WBC flyweight title against Ronal Batista in a voluntary defense. The whole event is a celebration, and that’s how the card has been arranged as well. 

The Cinco de Mayo boxing card is highly anticipated because of the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight against John Ryder. “Canelo” will be returning to his hometown in Guadalajara, Mexico for the bout taking place at Akron Stadium.

The Co-main event of the celebratory boxing card will be another eagerly-awaited bout between WBC flyweight champion, Julio Cesar Martinez vs Ronal Batista. With the title on the line, we can expect both fighters to give it their all and make this an incredible fight.

28-year-old Mexican boxer, Cesar “El Rey” Martinez stands at 5 feet 2 inches in height, with a reach of 64 inches, using the orthodox stance during his fights. ‘El Rey’ has been boxing as a pro boxer since 2015, and in his career of almost 8 years, he’s won over 19 bouts, out of which he’s won 14 via KO and has lost only 2 bouts. So he won his bouts by KO with a fierce number of 60.87%. Now, this bout will be his fifth title fight. He has been World Champion for 3 and a half years, and seems confident in his capabilities for this match-up as well.

Martinez is a proven world level fighter, and Batista looks to have a heavily padded record. Julio Cesar's tagline is: “With everything but fear.” He certainly backed this up by audaciously taking on legendary Roman “Chocolatito'' Gonzalez, and stepping up a division to super-flyweight, with less than six weeks of notice, after its champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada had to pull out and temporarily postpone, following a positive Covid test. Ronal has never felt power like that of “El Rey.” The Mexican fighter is known for strong punches that are way above his weight category. His most recent fight against Samuel Carmona ended with him victorious after a majority decision.

On the other hand, Martinez’s opponent, Ronal Batista is a 26-year-old Panamanian boxer. He stands tall at 5 feet 4 inches and will be challenging Martinez for the WBC World Flyweight title. Like his opponent, Batista also uses the orthodox stance in his bouts. Batista turned pro back in 2016, and in the span of 7 years, he’s participated in 17 bouts. Out of which, he’s won 9 fights by KOs in a total of 15 fights, and has lost only 2 fights in his career. He holds a fierce 52.49% of KO power according to his fighting record. Batista is still a young fighter who continues working his way up to become well-known as a professional boxer. This fight is important for him as this will place him in front of the limelight. Currently, he has 540 followers on Instagram, and there’s a chance these numbers will see a boost after his fight concludes on May 6th.

Now it's Ronal's turn and it's going to be a significant step up in class for him. Batista has fought the majority of his bouts in the super flyweight division. He comes to this fight following a victory over Jose Cordero, who couldn't make it out for round four. 

This bout between the Panamanian, Ronal Batista, and Julio Cesar “El Rey” Martinez has the potential to be the best fight of the Cinco de Mayo celebration card.