Belts on The Line
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Who won Galahad vs Martinez?
Kiko Martinez beat Kid Galahad by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 13th November 2021 at Sheffield Arena in Yorkshire.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the IBF featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Terri Harper lost to Alycia Baumgardner and Chris Billam-Smith defeated Dylan Bregeon.
Galahad vs Martinez stats
Kid Galahad stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kiko Martinez made his way to the ring with a record of 42 wins, 10 loses and 2 draws, with 29 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martinez had a slight advantage in power over Galahad, with a 69% knock out percentage over Galahad's 61%.
Kid Galahad was the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Galahad had a height advantage of 2 inches over Martinez.
Both Kid Galahad & Kiko Martinez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Galahad was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 25 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 year and 2 months later than Martinez, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 145 less professional rounds, 188 to Martinez's 333.
Kiko Martinez was ranked number 15 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Galahad vs Martinez form
Galahad had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jazza Dickens on 7th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Claudio Marrero on 8th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Josh Warrington on 15th June 2019 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Before that, he had beat Brayan Mairena on 8th December 2018 by points in the 8th round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
He had won against Toka Kahn Clary on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at TD Garden, Massachusetts, United States.
Martinez had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jayro Duran on 11th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Pabellón de la Vall d'Hebron, Cataluña, Spain.
Previous to that, he had lost to Zelfa Barrett on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Noe Martinez Raygoza on 21st August 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at El Malecon, Cantabria, Spain.
Before that, he had been beaten by Gary Russell Jr on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
He had lost to Josh Warrington on 13th May 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kid Galahad had been fighting more than Kiko Martinez.
Going to this contest, Kid Galahad had last fought 1 year and 9 days ago, while Kiko Martinez's last outing had been 11 months and 5 days ago.
Galahad's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Martinez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Galahad vs Martinez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Sheffield Arena, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Galahad vs Martinez?
Kid Galahad was a 3/50 (-1666) favourite going into the contest, while Kiko Martinez made his way into the ring at 11/4 (+275) with oddsmakers.