With scores of 115-113 for Martinez 115-113 for Salido and 114-114 for a Draw the Roman Martinez vs. Orlando Salido rematch was declared a Split Decision Draw. With this Rocky Martinez retains his WBO World super featherweight title.
Many disagreed with this decision, it was a close fight but Salido threw more punches, however they had the same percentage of punches thrown/landed : Salido 285-1037, Martinez 189-691. Both landed at 27 percent.
ROMAN “ROCKY” MARTINEZ
“I definitely won the fight. They counted a knockdown that wasn't really a knockdown.
“He threw a lot of punches but most of them didn't connect, they landed on my arms.
“I did all the work and I thought I won the fight. I thought the first couple of rounds were even but then I took control of the fight afterwards.
“I was definitely looking for the championship. As you all saw I threw more of the punches and I thought I won the fight.