Kiko Martinez vs. Jeffrey Mathebula: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight

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Kiko Martinez vs. Jeffrey Mathebula: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight
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Kiko Martinez upset Jhonatan Romero to win his first world championship in August. He'll make his first defense on Saturday night.

Kiko Martinez vs. Jeffrey Mathebula will take place on Saturday night in Spain, and the IBF Super Bantamweight Championship will be on the line.

Martinez captured that title with a stunning stoppage victory over the previously unbeaten Jhonatan Romero in August in Atlantic City. His pressure and power were simply too much for the former champion, and he'll be making the first defense of his newly won crown.

Mathebula is a former super bantamweight world champion in his own right. He captured the title early in 2012 before losing it to Nonito Donaire later in the year. The fight was noncompetitive, but he rebounded well with a victory over former champion—and Martinez conqueror—Takalani Ndlovu earlier this year.

All the information you need for this big world title fight is contained within. This is your complete preview and prediction for Martinez vs. Mathebula.

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