Date: 14th May 2017 at 10:21am
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At the First Direct Arena, in Leeds, Josh Warrington topped the bill on a Frank Warren promotion.

Warrington, undefeated at featherweight, was matched against the former world super-bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez, a fighter who has mixed in decent company in recent years losing fights to Scott Quigg, Carl Frampton and Leo Sante Cruz.

In front of a boisterous home crowd, Warrington was given the decision after twelve rounds with the judges scoring the fight:

? 116 ? 112
? 114 ? 114
? 116 ? 112

The win ensured that Warrington maintained his unbeaten status extending his record to 25-0 with 5 wins coming by way of knockout whilst Martinez saw his record dip to 36-8-1 with 26 wins coming by way of knockout.

However, whilst Warrington took the verdict it was a controversial decision, many pundits thought that Martinez had done enough to take the decision with some suggesting he?d won eight rounds compared to the four of Warrington.

With Warrington looking towards a world-title shot, against Lee Selby or Gary Russell Jnr, this performance will need dramatic improvement if those world title dreams are to be realised.