andthere is a date and place for the IBF World Featherweight Champion First Defense, the pgil of Torrellano (Alicante) Kiko Martnez.The champion Ki
andthere is a date and place for the IBF World Featherweight Champion First Defense, the pgil of Torrellano (Alicante) Kiko Martnez.
The champion Kiko martnez (43-10-2, 30 KO), who won the crown by knocking out English champion Kid Galahad in the sixth round last November, will face the former champion of this team on Saturday, March 26 at the First Direct Arena in Leeds (England). same title, the local Josh warrington (30-1-1, 7 KO).
It will be a fight in which Kiko Martnez will be able to settle pending accounts, after the controversial ruling of the judges in favor of Warrington in May 2017. It was a match that took place in the same place, with no world title at stake, and with victory on Warrington’s points. Two judges gave the victory to the English and another saw a draw, although for the majority we saw the Spanish winner.
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This title was vacated by Josh Warrington himself in February of last year, and Galahad did it by defeating his compatriot James Dickens in the twelfth round.
In the first defense, Kiko Martnez beats Galahad and is now the owner of the belt. The Alicante, a pgile who prepares thoroughly, has almost three months to prepare a crucial combat, which will allow him perhaps unify two belts against the Mexican Emanuel Navarrete.
Although Warrington is an excellent pgil, his tough defeat against the Mexican Mauricio Lara In February 2021 his morale and his ability to take the blows may have diminished, although we can see it in this spectacular fight against Kiko.