Josh Warrington reclaims the IBF featherweight title

England’s Josh Warrington is now a two-time IBF featherweight champion of the world following his rematch with Kiko Martinez.

The rematch between the pair was held yesterday in Leeds, Great Britain. Warrington got the W in the initial fight back in 2017 when he beat Martinez via MD. 5 years later the Brit got the win once again, this time finishing his opponent inside 7 rounds.

Martinez, 36, got dropped in the opening round by a staggering shot to the chin, but the Spaniard managed to beat the count and got up at 8.

The champion was cut on the left eyebrow and Josh was all work in the second round. Things done changed in the third, when Martinez started to land some beautiful body shots that pushed back Warrington.

In the fourth round, Warrington had the edge, having Martinez against the ropes, but otherwise, Martinez was the aggressor; with blood coming down his face, he came back with the heart of a champion to take the fifth.

In the seventh and final round, Martinez landed a right on the chin. Warrington came firing back with both hands driving Martinez into the ropes defenseless, forcing referee McDonnell to wave it off.

That was Martinez first title defence, but he couldn’t keep the title he won from Kid Galahad in 2021.

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