Inform your boxing predictions ahead of the Kiko Martinez vs. Josh Warrington fight with insight, analysis, and odds from Pinnacle.
Five years after their first meeting, Kiko Martinez and Josh Warrington will do battle once again this weekend, with the IBF featherweight title on the line.
Date: March 26, 2022
Venue: First Direct Arena (Leeds, England)
Martinez vs. Warrington: Tale of the tape
Kiko 'La Sensacion' Martinez
Age - 36
Stance - Orthodox
Height - 165cm
Reach - 168cm
Professional Record - 43-10-2
Wins - 43 (30 via KO)
Losses - 10
Draws - 2
Josh 'The Leeds Warrior' Warrington
Age - 31
Height - 170cm
Reach - 170cm
Professional Record - 30-1-1
Wins - 30 (7 via KO)
Losses - 1
Draws - 1
Leeds-born fighter Warrington is hoping to become a two-time world champion in front of his home fans, but he will need to be at his best to overcome the Spaniard Martinez, who appears to be stronger than ever at the age of 36.
Analysing the Martinez vs. Warrington odds
Kiko Martinez 24.91%
Josh Warrington 75.09%
Warrington is priced at 1.289* to secure the win this weekend, which does not come as a surprise considering he beat Martinez back in 2017.
Warrington regained his WBC International Featherweight title in that fight, although he comes into this fight on the back of the first defeat of his career, followed by a draw to the same boxer, Mauricio Lara, last year.
Warrington had to work hard in the first bout against Martinez, and he will need to do so again in order to win, with the Spaniard renowned for his relentless style. Martinez is at 3.750* to win the fight.
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Martinez vs. Warrington: Where is the value?
Saturday's fight is likely to be a bruising encounter, with both Warrington and Martinez known for their toughness. Both men throw huge numbers of punches in their fights, and Martinez proved in his most recent fight that he still has plenty to offer at the highest level when he knocked out Kid Galahad in November.
Martinez did start slowly and looked shaky in that title fight, but ultimately grew stronger as the fight wore on and took full advantage of the opportunity presented to him by Galahad.
Warrington's defence is usually watertight, with the Briton only losing on one occasion so far in his career. Mauricio Lara got the better of him in February 2021, but for the majority of his career, he has kept a high guard and showed a solid chin.
Even though Martinez won by knockout last time out against Galahad, the value should come in the method of victory market, with Warrington likely to win on points.
Warrington has speed and youth on his side, and the five-year age difference between the two fighters could be telling in the later rounds. However, a boxer's power is usually the last thing to go, meaning Martinez will always have a puncher's chance.
However, Warrington seems to have learned his lesson after that shock defeat to Lara, and he should be able to dominate the fight before being crowned a world champion for a second time.
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