Kiko Martinez vs. Carl Frampton: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight

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Kiko Martinez vs. Carl Frampton: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight
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Kiko Martinez will make the third defense of his IBF Super Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night, taking on No. 1 contender Carl Frampton in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Martinez took the belt with an upset knockout of Jonatan Romero last August, and he’s successfully defended it against former world champions Jeffrey Mathebula and Hozumi Hasegawa. He’s won four fights in a row since being stopped by Frampton in early 2013.

Frampton is an undefeated rising star in the UK, and he has the confidence of knowing that he already holds a win over the champion. "The Jackal" will enter the ring as both the odds-on and hometown favorite, looking for the first world title of his career.

Will this fight be repeat or revenge?

Read on for your complete preview and prediction of Martinez vs. Frampton for the IBF Super Bantamweight Championship.

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