Belts on The Line
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Who won Martinez vs Warrington II?
Josh Warrington beat Kiko Martinez by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 26th March 2022 at First Direct Arena in Leeds.
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 Maxi Hughes was victorious over Ryan Walsh and Maria Cecilia Roman lost to Ebanie Bridges.
Martinez vs Warrington II stats
Kiko Martinez stepped into the ring with a record of 43 wins, 10 loses and 2 draws, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Josh Warrington made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martinez had a massive power advantage over Warrington, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Warrington's 23%.
Kiko Martinez was the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.
Warrington had a height advantage of 2 inches over Martinez.
Both Kiko Martinez & Josh Warrington fought out of an orthodox stance.
Martinez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 5 years and 4 months earlier than Warrington, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 84 more professional rounds, 333 to Warrington's 249.
Josh Warrington was ranked number 4 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Martinez vs Warrington II form
Martinez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Kid Galahad on 13th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Sheffield Arena, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Zelfa Barrett on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Noe Martinez Raygoza on 21st August 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at El Malecon, Cantabria, Spain.
He had lost to 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.
Warrington had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Dennis Ceylan on 21st October 2017 by knockout in the 10th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Kiko Martinez on 13th May 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Patrick Hyland on 30th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Before that, he had won against Hisashi Amagasa on 16th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had defeated Joel Brunker on 5th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kiko Martinez had been fighting more than Josh Warrington.
Going to this contest, Kiko Martinez had last fought 9 months and 3 days ago, while Josh Warrington's last outing had been 4 years, 9 months and 26 days ago.
Martinez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Warrington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Martinez vs Warrington II start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:15 PM GMT at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom, which was 6:15 PM EST or 3:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Martinez vs Warrington II?
Kiko Martinez was a 13/5 (+260) underdog going into the contest, while Josh Warrington made his way into the ring at 33/100 (-303) with oddsmakers.