“Barrett hits hard and he’s good, but I’m coming to London to beat him”

All set tonight so Kiko Martinez (41-9-2, 29 KO) be measured in the Wembley Arena London to british Zelfa Barrett (24-1, 15 KO), after both gave the weight this Friday without problems on the scale. Kiko marked a weight of 58,174 kilograms, by the 58,400 of his rival. It is an interesting combat for ‘The feeling’. The former super bantamweight world champion decided in his day to make the leap to the super featherweight and seeks to continue setting great performances to continue growing in this division, even more so after this Friday it was known that the ring was not going to be at stake. IBF Intercontinental belt of the category.

Martínez, at 24 years old, comes to the fight in good shape, in the first fight of 2021 and after he beat Noe Martinez last August in The Malecón, Torrelaveg

He hits hard and is a very good English. I am flattered that I was called up for this fight, if we did not trust in victory we would not go

Kiko knows that his opponent beats him in height and that therefore his reach will be greater, but he is not scared. “I’ve always been the smallest in the gym and I had to make people bigger and heavier,” he said in statements to Cadena Cope. His rival, like him, has not fought since August, in the victory against Eric Donovan, and he has a powerful hand, a danger that doesn’t seem to bother Kiko. “He hits hard and is a very good English. I am flattered that I was called up for this fight. He always motivates me and encourages me to jump out of bed, if we didn’t trust in victory we wouldn’t go. I’m going to fight and win. I want to show that I want to win a belt, “he said in reference to the new division in which he plays.

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From 8:00 p.m. on DAZN. Kiko is expected to step into the ring between 10 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.

The evening, which has as its star combat the face to face between Josh Warrington against Mauricio Lara. The British boxer beat the French in two rounds Sofiane Takoucht in his last fight, retaining the IBF world featherweight title. For his part, the Mexican will seek to be the first to defeat Warrington as a professional, since the Englishman has settled the victory with the thirty fights he has made since his debut in 2009 – it will begin to broadcast live on DAZN from 8:00 p.m. and Kiko is expected to step into the ring between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

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