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 Last update:  8/17/2012       Read more by Per Ake Persson         
   
Kiko Martinez Will Now Have To Face Alexander Bakhtin
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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 Martinez has already been replaced by former champion Steve Molitor.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.

Tags: Kiko Martinez , Alexander Bakhtin



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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. Now, I dont think mr frampton is the best in the world at his weight but with his...

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 can do is Euro title fights. Hope the winner of this gets a real shot

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 dose of the clap. Quigg vs Frampton with British & Commonwealth titles on...

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 2 Kiko Frampton should be a great scrap :boxing:

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