Review: 2014-09-06, pretty good fight between Kiko Martinez and Carl Frampton: their second fight gets three stars. Kiko Martinez entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 31-4-0 (23 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 super bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Guillermo Rigondeaux); he suffered his last defeat at the beginning of 2013 when he faced Frampton for the first time (=Frampton vs Martinez I), since then he won four consecutive bouts winning the Ibf super-Bw belt against then-undefeated Jhonatan Romero (=Romero vs Martinez). Martinez has already fought once in 2014 beating Hozumi Hasegawa in one of the best boxing fights of the year (4-stars-fight Martinez vs Hasegawa).
His opponent, the undefeated Carl Frampton, has a perfect record of 18-0-0 (13 knockouts) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class, he has fought once in 2014 as well, beating Hugo Fidel Cazares in two rounds (=Frampton vs Cazares). Martinez vs Frampton 2 is valid for the IBF super bantamweight title (Martinez’s third defense), first world title shot for Frampton. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Division: super bantamweight (122 lbs, 55.3 kg)
Title: IBF super bantamweight title
Martinez’s previous fight: Kiko Martinez vs Hozumi Hasegawa
Frampton’s previous fight: Carl Frampton vs Hugo Fidel Cazares
Frampton’s next fight: Carl Frampton vs Chris Avalos
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