Frampton to challenge Kiko Martinez for IBF title on September 6

04/06/2014 20:07

Carl Frampton (18-0, 13 KO’s) will challenge Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KO’s) for his IBF super-bantamweight title on September 6.

The Northern Ireland fighter beat Martinez in February 2013, stopping him in the ninth round to win the European belt.

But Martinez has since bounced back from that reverse to win the world crown, beating Jhonatan Romero in Atlantic City in September.

The Spaniard has also successfully defended his title against Jeffrey Mathebula and Hozumi Hasegawa, stopping both rivals.

Frampton earned his shot at challenging Martinez with a win over Hugo Cazares in April, stopping him in the second round of their eliminator at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.

The venue is yet to be confirmed.