Upset: Martinez KOs, dethrones Galahad

Photo: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

In a huge upset, 35-year-old former IBF 122lb beltholder Kiko Martinez (43-10-2, 30 KOs) brutally knocked out IBF featherweight champion and hometown favorite Kid Galahad (28-2, 17 KOs) in the sixth round on Saturday night at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield, England. Galahad won the first four rounds handily but got dropped by a big right hand at the end of round five. Martinez then laid him out with another crushing right hand 6 seconds into round six to end it. Galahad, a 7:1 betting favorite making his first defense, struggled to make the weight yesterday.

After the fight, Martinez said “this may be a surprise for everyone else, but not for me.”

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  • I am so damn happy for Martinez. He’s always the first guy they call when someone at featherweight wants to make a voluntary defense and he got one! What a career he’s had!

  • At least Spain has got a world champion again !!! Well deserved for somebody very humble that works so hard 365 days/year like his said afterwards, fantastic speech to the media afterwards telling he will never be greater than his idol Javier Castillejo. Sandor Martin who recently upset Mikey García was commenting for DAZN Spain and said he was so shocked and happy for this fight that maybe is going to train tonight !! Hahaha !! Maybe me too !!

  • A huge victory for Martinez! Congrats. It looks like Lara is the #1 contender for the IBF and Eventually Martinez will need to defend his belt against Lara. I see Lara taking him out. As for Kid not too many options

  • Big congrats to Martinez, the type of person and fighter who not only is a great ambassador for the Sweet Science, but a humble guy who gives an honest effort.

  • Kiko has caused more upsets of prospects and undeserving titlists than anyone else in boxing history. If your guy isn’t battle tested, then the Kik’ster will find him out.

  • Have to be honest , I thought KM was just being recycled into another opportunity. This result has shocked me. Congrats

  • The Brits on DAZN have been promoting Galahad as the next greatest fighter of all time. They didn’t know what to say when he was destroyed.

    • He was boxing very well until that fantastic punch. Tony Bellew is always fair and honest in assessing the fights after.

  • Martinez still carries a hammer in his right hand. Galahad just learned a valuable lesson: no pushovers ever!

  • Glad Kiko put that arrogant wanker on his arse-You are a good man Kiko with good values and good for you and the sport of Boxing-Humility sportsmanship is dealt a death low buy morons like Galahad-a good breath of fresh air even for a short time is welcome -Wish you the best pal

  • Ole tus huevos Kiko!!
    Big nuts Kiko!!
    The last against bout against Zelfa Barrett, was robbed i the Uk on February….
    Why is not going to win?

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