Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Warrington vs Martinez?
Josh Warrington beat Kiko Martinez by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 13th May 2017 at First Direct Arena in Leeds.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 14-114, 116-112 in favor of winner Josh Warrington.
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).
Warrington vs Martinez stats
Back in May 2017, Josh Warrington stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kiko Martinez made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martinez had a massive power advantage over Warrington, boosting at 72% knock out percentage over Warrington's 21%.
Josh Warrington was the younger man by 4 years, at 27 years old.
Warrington had a height advantage of 2 inches over Martinez. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Josh Warrington & Kiko Martinez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Warrington was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 year and 4 months later than Martinez, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 81 less professional rounds, 268 to Martinez's 349.
Josh Warrington went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC and 5 by the IBF at featherweight.
Warrington vs Martinez form
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 Patrick Hyland on 30th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Hisashi Amagasa on 16th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joel Brunker on 5th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Before that, he had beat Dennis Tubieron on 11th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had defeated Edwin Tellez on 21st February 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg, Germany.
Warrington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Martinez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
What time did Warrington vs Martinez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM BST at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Warrington vs Martinez?
Warrington vs Martinez was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK.
What were the odds on Warrington vs Martinez?
Josh Warrington was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Kiko Martinez made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.