BOXING will once again see Leeds born Josh Warrington take on Kiko Martinez in bid to become featherweight world champion.
Warrington's last fight ended in a technical draw after a clash of heads with Mauricio Lara in round two, with the Mexican unable to continue.
The Leeds born fighter last faced Martinez back in 2017 defeating the Spanish fighter on points to retain his featherweight title.
Martinez seized the IBF featherweight title after an impressive sixth round TKO of Kid Galahad back in November.
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After testing positive for Covid-19 back in January, there were fears the fight may be moved but this has not been the case and the two will once again lock horns on March 26.
When is Warrington vs Martinez?
- Josh Warrington's clash with Kiko Martinez will take place on Saturday, March 26.
- The bout will take place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
- There will be a packed out crowd in Warrington's home town.
- In the UK fans can expect ring-walks to get underway from 10pm GMT on the evening of Saturday, March 26.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
- Warrington vs Martinez will be shown live on DAZN in the UK.
- You can live stream the action from the DAZN app, which is available for download onto your mobile device, tablet or Smart TV.
- To subscribe to DAZN, head to their website and sign-up for £7.99 a month.
Warrington vs Martinez FULL CARD
- Kiko Martinez vs. Josh Warrington; IBF world featherweight title
- Maxi Hughes vs. Ryan Walsh; IBO world lightweight title
- Maria Cecilia Roman vs. Ebanie Bridges; IBF women's world bantamweight title
- Dalton Smith vs. Ray Moylette; Super lightweight
- Calum French vs. TBC; Super lightweight
- Mali Wright vs. TBC; Light heavyweight
- Cory O'Regan vs. TBC; Super lightweight
- Skye Nicolson vs. TBC; Women's featherweight
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What have they said?
Warrington said: "He knocks out Kid Galahad and I hear that he's gone back to the changing room and said 'I want Josh Warrington."
"He wasn't lying because a few days later I got a call saying that Kiko wants to fight, it's funny because I beat him five years ago. It was a tough fit and we go again, where he walks into it as champion."
Martinez has said: 'I've come with the same mentality, to win and win quickly, to surprise the world again.
"I'm delighted to show that I can reign once again at this level."
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