Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Kid Galahad Vs Kiko Martinez

Where? When? How to watch? Here's all you need to know ahead of Galahad's IBF featherweight title defence
10:35, 10 Nov 2021

Kid Galahad makes the first defence of his IBF featherweight strap this weekend when he takes on veteran Kiko Martinez. Galahad will be ready to give it all in front of a home crowd and put on a show, but the grizzled Martinez can’t be underestimated. A tough operator at this level, the Spaniard has mixed it with the likes of Josh Warrington, Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz and Gary Russell Jr. 

Here’s everything you need to know about a decent card in Sheffield, which also includes Terri Harper and Alycia Baumgardner’s WBC and IBO world super featherweight showdown.

Where: Fly DSA Arena, Sheffield.

When: Saturday, November 13. The card for Galahad vs. Martinez is set to get underway at 7pm, with the main event set to begin at around 10pm. This can change however, depending on the length of the undercard bouts. 

How To Watch: The card will be streamed live on DAZN.

Tale Of The Tape: 

Galahad

Place Of Birth: Doha, Qatar

Age: 31

Record: 28-1 (17)

Height: 5’6½’’ 

Reach: 67’’

Stance: Orthodox 

Martinez

Place Of Birth: Elche, Spain

Age: 35

Record: 42-10-2 (29)

Height: 5’5’’

Reach: 66’’

Stance: Orthodox

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Last Fight

This will be Kid Galahad’s second fight of 2021, having clinically stopped ‘Jazza’ Dickens inside 11 rounds at the Matchroom HQ in August, picking up the IBF featherweight strap in the process. Martinez on the other hand has fought twice so far with mixed success, having fallen to a unanimous decision defeat to Zelfa Barrett at Wembley in February before beating Jayro Duran in September, also by unanimous decision.

What They Say

Galahad: “Kiko’s a former world champion, he’s solid, he can punch. If you can’t beat Kiko, then you shouldn’t be at world level. If you’re a special fighter, you’ve got to do a job on Kiko Martinez.” [DAZN]

Martinez: “I am in a very good moment. I am a veteran. People think that I am like 50 years old [because I have been around so long], but I made my pro debut at 18. Now I feel very strong and very experienced. I can win this fight.” [The Ring] 

Undercard

Terri Harper vs. Alycia Baumgardner, WBC and IBO world super featherweight titles

Chris Billam-Smith vs. Dylan Bregeon, European Cruiserweight title

Donte Dixon vs. Jordan McCorry, super featherweight

James Flint vs. Dom Hunt, Central Area Welterweight title

William Cawley vs. Stephen Jackson, bantamweight

Raven Chapman vs. Karina Kopinska, super featherweight

Khalid Ayub vs. Stanko Jermelic, light heavyweight

Stevi Levy vs. Polina Golubeva, featherweight

Betfred Odds

Galahad: 1/12

Draw: 22/1

Martinez: 8/1

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