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Kiko Martinez Will Now Have To Face Alexander Bakhtin

By Per Ake Persson

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, EBU super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez (27-3, 19KOs) is injured and the voluntary defense against Carl Frampton, that was set for Belfast on September 22, has been cancelled. Martinez has already been replaced by former champion Steve Molitor.

The EBU have now issued a ruling that Martinez, once he fully recovers from his injury, will have to take on mandatory challenger Alexander Bakhtin (29-0, 11KOs) from Russia.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by StefanYHU on 08-18-2012

Its no suprise that martinez has came up with another excuse to not fight frampton, its the second time he has done it. Scott quigg is no different and will continue to make excuses not to fight frampton as well.…

Comment by giacomino on 08-18-2012

Martinez and Bakhtin in the past have to have had the worst management around. Both should have had title shots long ago. Bakhtin has been ranked at 118 for about five years and has remained undefeated but the best he…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 08-18-2012

What's happened to Scott Quigg? He didn't exactly wear himself out against Rendall Munroe did he. I'm starting to lose intrest in him. He never fights outside of the north of England & appears to be avoiding Frampton like a…

Comment by calamaro on 08-17-2012

Bakhtin Martínez will be a interesting bid, atleast. First time Maravillabox will compete for a fight at ebu level. Will see what happens.Very good fight too :burnout:

Comment by alza1988 on 08-17-2012

Been looking forward to this fight as well twice .Molitor is a qualiy replacement though cant grumble with that just hope Kiko stays active and in the mix .Still a fight I want to see in the next yr or…

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