Kiko Martinez enters tonight’s fight with defending European featherweight champion Jordan Gill saying he will fire the last shot. Well, the big Spanish fighter shot him, in the quarter he disintegrated Gill in four bloody, chaotic rounds.
Martinez, looking fresh and fast at the age of 36, dropped the 28-year-old Gill twice in the third round and twice in the fourth round, the kicks of which the nicknamed “La Sensacion” managed to hold on. while Gill’s corner threw in the towel at the same time as the referee. he raises the fight. The time was 2:44. Martinez, who with the European title win became an IBF challenger, is now 44-11-2 (31). Gill falls to 27-2-1 (8).
Fighting tonight in London on the Katie Taylor card, Martinez took the fight right to the younger Gill. Martinez was aggressive and the writing was on the wall quickly. Martinez, always dangerous, soon began to collect knockdowns. Gill came down from what looked like a slip in the third, and already the young European champion had a gash in both eyes and a broken nose.
Things got worse for Gill, as he was thrown a second time near the end of the 3rd, this time from Kiko’s right. Dave Coldwell gave Gill a full challenge in the corner. Then came the fourth round and that was it. Martinez, knowing he was close to closing the show, did so ruthlessly. Gill, looking like a bloody mess, was taken down for the third time, this one by a right hand from Martinez. Quickly, a vicious left hook cracks Gill and he goes down again.
Gill showed his heart and got up again but this time his corner and the referee saw more than enough. It was yet another great performance from Martinez, a fighter who can never be written off.
After the fight, Kiko called for a fight with WBA regular champion Leigh Wood. Who wouldn’t want to see this fight? And who can choose the winner with any certainty when these two fight!
Did Martinez fire his last bullet or did the Spanish gunman still have bullets left in both of his guns?