Victory Sports and Entertainment are delighted to announce the signing of former Team USA standout Francisco Javier Martinez
Currently undefeated in his first 5 professional contests, the Dallas Super Featherweight is looking forward to an exciting future under the guidance of Victory Sports and Entertainment chiefs Rick Torres and Mike Leanardi, who also have the likes of Jose Pedraza under their management umbrella.
Dallas’ Martinez opened up about his feelings on signing with VSE, “I am absolutely delighted to be linking up with such a top-class management company in Victory Sports and Entertainment.
“I have seen the great job they have done with Jose Pedraza amongst other great fighters, and I am confident that they can do the same for me.”
Martinez, a resident of Texas represented the USA in the World Series of Boxing, sharing the ring with some of the most elite amateurs on the planet including rising Irish superstar Michael Conlan. Martinez discussed his time in the amateurs, mixing it with the best fighters in the world.
The promotional free agent said, “It was brilliant being able to travel the world with the USA national team and going to tournaments such as the Pan American Games where I won a medal.
“I boxed the best amateurs in the world in the World Boxing Series such as Michael Conlan and that is what encouraged me to turn professional as I knew I could mix it with the absolute best in the amateurs, and I know my style was going to be better suited to the professional game.”
Now under the guidance of management powerhouse VSE, the future appears to be a bright one for the Dallas Cowboys fan. With Dallas boxing being at the forefront of world boxing in recent weeks, with Errol Spence Jr producing a fantastic victory over 4 weight World Champion Mikey Garcia, Martinez aims to follow in the footstep of fellow Texan Spence Jr.
Martinez gave his take on his plans for 2019 and further down the line, “I was a world class amateur and I want to be at that level in the professional ranks. Right now I want to get active again and keep progressing as a professional but when the times right I know I have the right team around me to get me the big fights and get me ready for them.
“Who knows what the future holds, I believe I can become a world champion. I would love to avenge my WBS loss to Mick Conlan and I believe we will one day clash for world honours, but for now, I just want to get back in the ring and continue my winning ways.”
Victory Sports and Entertainment chief Mike Leanardi addressed VSE’s latest acquisition, “I was a big fan of Francisco Javier coming out of the amateurs. He has a very exciting style and undoubted talent that fight fans will really enjoy watching. I’m truly excited that we’re able to work with him.”