Warrington beats Martinez by majority decision

14/05/2017 07:37

British featherweight contender Josh Warrington (25-0, 5 KOs) scored a 12 round majority decision over former world champion Kiko Martinez (36-8-1, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena, Leeds.

Warrington won by scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 114-114.

Spain's Martinez had his moments, but the home favourite was the busier and doing the cleaner work throughout the bout.

Warrington retained his WBC International featherweight title for the third time and remains on course for an eventual shot at the WBC featherweight title. Current WBC titleholder Gary Russell Jr defends against Oscar Escandon next weekend.

Also on the card, Thomas Patrick Ward (21-0, 2 KOs) won the British super bantamweight title when he defeated defending champion James “Jazza” Dickens (22-3, 7 KOs) by a ninth round technical decision.

Ward was unable to continue after he suffered a cut from a headclash and he won by scores of 87-85, 87-85 and 88-84.

Nicola Adams (2-0, 1 KOs) demolished  an overmatched Maryan Salazar (5-2, 0 KOs) by a third round TKO.