Promoter Frank Warren today has confirmed an exciting matchup in the featherweight division involving Kiko Martinez vs Josh Warrington.
Kiko Martinez has to be one of the toughest professional boxing campaigners of his generation.
A man who loses – but never refuses to stay down and out.
He always seems to bounce back and find himself in meaningful fights.
Promoter Frank Warren announced on Twitter today that Kiko Martinez vs Josh Warrington will take place on May 13th at the First Direct Arena in Warrington’s homometown of Leeds in the UK.
The fight is expected to see Warrington’s WBC international featherweight title on the line.
Warrington (24-0-5KO) last boxed in July of last year when he stopped former world title challenger Patrick Hyland from Ireland inside the distance.
Kiko Martinez (36-7-1-26KO) last fought in November of 2016, recording a points win in his native Spain over Leonel Hernandez.
Martinez has shared the ring with elite level boxing operators such as Carl Frampton (twice), Leo Santa Cruz and Scott Quigg in recent years, losing all those fights – but has somehow managed to comeback from defeat each time.
Now aged 30, Martinez will be looking at this no doubt as an opportunity to get back to the top level.
Particularly with the WBC ranking that could be on offer with their international title on the line (should he win of course).
A solid fight all in all to look forward to.