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Martinez KOs Mathebula in nine to retain IBF super bantamweight title

IBF super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez (30-4, 22 KOs) retained his title with an impressive ninth round KO against Jeffrey Mathebula (27-5-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Pabellon Esperanza Lag in Elche (Alicante), Spain. Making the first defense of the belt he won from Jhonatan Romero in June, Martinez tenaciously pressured Mathebula from the opening bell, winning round after round. Martinez finally battered Mathebula to a knee in the ninth round and the fight was over.

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