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Steven Martinez to take on undefeated Chris Pearson

Power hitter Steve Martinez is on a mission to climb the junior middleweight ladder and his promoter Dmitriy Salita of Star of David Promotions has announced the opponent who is the next rung on the boxers’ upward climb.

Martinez (15-0, 12 KO’s)  is a resident of the Bronx, will take on Chris Pearson August 30, on “ShoBox.”

Martinez is a  24-year-old right-hander, who possesses ample power in both hands, and a closer mentality.’

The fight is slated for the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and will screen on Showtime, on their series which spotlights only the best and brightest up and comers in the game.

“Steve Martinez is a product of the Brooklyn Braw series and as a result of consecutive victories, in February and then again in May, on Star of David cards, he’s moving up the ranks,” Salita said.

Pearson, a 23-year-old left-hander from Ohio, sports an 11-0 (9 KOs) mark.

Salita is impressed at the condition Martinez is in and expects him to hand Pearson the first blemish on his ledger. The promoter says Martinez stayed in stellar shape after a July 25 bout against John Thompson was scrapped because Thompson was in a car accident. “Steve is jumping on this opportunity to prove he is the best junior middleweight prospect in boxing,” the promoter said, in closing.

Don’t despair if you’re not heading to Vegas to see Martinez in action; you can get your fill of top-notch professional boxing on Sept. 18, when the next “Brooklyn Brawl” card unfolds in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.

Please visit SalitaPromotions.com to learn more about that card, which will be held at the Master Theater