'I'm out for revenge'- Martinez

Published Tuesday, 02 September 2014
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Spanish boxer Kiko Martinez says he is out for revenge and will be giving the fight of his life against north Belfast man Carl Frampton in their world title clash at the Titanic Quarter.

Frampton and Martinez meet at a purpose-built stadium for the IBF super-bantamweight title on Saturday.

In February 2013, the two clashed with Frampton taking the European title off Martinez and becoming the first boxer to knock him out.

Martinez said he was out for revenge and to retain his world title.

He told UTV: "It will be the fight of my life."

Construction of a 16,000 seat-temporary open-air stadium is in the advance stages at the former birth place of the Titanic and Martinez said he was looking forward to fighting in the Belfast air.

He added: "In Spain it is always warm and I like the weather here.

"Belfast has been very welcoming, everyone knows who I am and they are always very nice.

"I'm feeling good - like a champion. Training camp has been good and I can't wait for the fight."

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Rod in Bfast wrote (109 days ago):
What a great respectful boxer keko is, but i think Carl will win late on with tko. This is going to be a great night for boxing fans and i hope keko has brought the good weather over with him
tanto in all of ireland wrote (109 days ago):
you from colraine stop gaving out rude messages welcome kiko to belfast cead meal fleate welcome to ireland
Adrian in Coleraine wrote (110 days ago):
Gonna get knocked out ! Then u can check out the belfast stars lol
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