Kiko Martinez Vs Jeffrey Mathebula – 21st December 2013

Fight preview and betting recommendation

Location -Elche, Spain

IBF super bantamweight title

Martinez makes the first defence of the IBF title he won after dismantling champion Jhonatan Romero in devastating fashion in August this year.

I think he may have a slightly more difficult assignment here with Mathebula, a former IBF holder himself.

Both fighters have a high volume output, Mathebula operates a steady jab which he can dictate a fight with while Martinez looks to get inside and let his hands go.

I think this is an interesting fight and one Mathebula could win comfortably if he utilises his boxing ability along with vastly superior reach.

However Mathebula can get dragged into a brawl easily and i think he will, and if Martinez pores on relentless pressure as he did with Romero i can see him getting Mathebula out of there.

I wont be writing Mathebula off though and for that reason ill be going in small on this one.

ATR’s Bet – £15 on Martinez by KO/TKO 10/3 at Betvictor >> (get a free £25 matched bet)