(July 11, 2023) – Super middleweight contender Lester Martinez has represented his native Guatemala with distinction as an amateur winning 5 Gold medals throughout the Central American Games, Central American and Caribbean Games and Central American Championships.
Turning pro in 2019, life on the professional circuit has started perfectly for the 27 year old trained by Brian ‘Bo Mac’ McIntyre accumulating a healthy record of 15-0 (13 KOs) to date. Oddly enough he started his pro campaign with a 2nd round knockout victory over the legendary Ricardo Mayorga in his nation’s capital, Guatemala City.
On Wednesday night Martinez locks horns with Brazil’s Lucas de Abreu on ProBox TV’s Wednesday Night Fights co-main event in a 10 round duel. A fight that Martinez hopes will propel him to become his country’s first world champion.
“I won Gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean, this is something that has not been done in 68 years in Guatemala.” Martinez said. “I would like to thank ProBox TV for this opportunity, I’m looking to impress people on this show and show boxing fans what I am capable of. I plan to become Guatemala’s first ever world champion in boxing, it has been something my country has never achieved. However, the sport is growing little-by-little back at home and I plan to carry the flag for Guatemala in the professional system much like I did in the amateurs.”
Martinez is managed by the well renowned Richard Steele and trained by the highly regarded Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre. Abreu, who stands in his way, comes off successive points defeats to Darrelle Valsaint and Ernesbadi Begue. His record currently stands at 14-3 (11 KOs).
“I know Lucas de Abreu will be very tough.” Martinez added. “He is very experienced and has a good record, I’m expecting a good fight and a tough test. He did well in the amateurs too, I’m hoping the fans enjoy seeing me fight.”