BOXING will once again see Leeds-born Josh Warrington take on Kiko Martinez to become world featherweight champion.
Warrington’s last bout ended in a technical draw after a heads-up with Mauricio Lara in round two, with the Mexican unable to continue.
The Leeds-born fighter last faced Martinez in 2017, defeating the Spanish fighter on points to retain his featherweight title.
Martinez captured the IBF featherweight title after an impressive sixth-round TKO of Kid Galahad in November.
After testing positive for Covid-19 in January, there were fears the fight could be postponed, but this has not been the case and the two will lock horns again on March 26.
When is Warrington vs Martinez?
- The duel between Josh Warrington and Kiko Martinez will take place on Saturday. 26th of March.
- The fight will take place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
- There will be a sell-out crowd in Warrington’s hometown.
- In the UK, fans can expect the ring walks to begin on Saturday night March 26 from 22:00 GMT.
What channel is this and can it be streamed live?
- Warrington vs Martinez will be shown live on DAZN in the UK.
- You can stream the action live via the DAZN app, which you can download to your mobile device, tablet or Smart TV.
- To subscribe to DAZN, visit the website and sign up for £7.99 a month.
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what did they say
Warrington said: “He KOs Kid Galahad and I hear he went back to the dressing room and said, ‘I want Josh Warrington.’
“He didn’t lie because a few days later I got a call that Kiko wants to fight, it’s funny because I beat him five years ago. It was a tough fight and we’re going again where he goes in as a champion. “
Martinez has said: “I came with the same mentality to win and win fast to surprise the world again.
“I’m happy to show that I can rule again at this level.”
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