Galahad-Martinez, Harper-Baumgardner headline Nov. 13 event on DAZN

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Galahad will make the primary protection of his featherweight title in his hometown of Sheffield

Child Galahad will make the primary protection of his IBF featherweight title at residence in Sheffield, England, as he takes on the seemingly ageless Kiko Martinez. Galahad received the belt in a vacant title match in opposition to Jazza Dickens in August, choosing aside and ultimately stopping his opponent after 11 rounds.

Regardless of being 35-years-old and a veteran of over 50 fights, Martinez (42-10-2, 29 KO) nonetheless seems to have lots left within the tank, and is coming off a victory over Jayro Duran final month. Previous to his most up-to-date outing, Martinez misplaced a bitterly disappointing resolution to British prospect Zelfa Barrett on a set of scorecards that by no means gave him an opportunity in a battle many thought he received, prompting Barrett’s personal promoter Eddie Hearn to label it “disgusting.”

Whereas Martinez has come up brief in lots of his greatest fights, shedding to the likes of Carl Frampton (twice), Scott Quigg, Leo Santa Cruz, and Josh Warrington, he has additionally clearly used his prolonged time in opposition to world-class opposition to hone his craft and ideal a method that makes his compact body work in his favor. Galahad would be the favourite, however he’ll doubtless have his fingers full.

Within the co-feature, super-featherweight Terri Harper (11-0-1, 6 KO) will defend the WBC title that she received in opposition to Eva Wahlstrom in February, 2020, in opposition to American Alycia Baumgardner (10-1, 6 KO). In her first protection, Harper escaped with a split-draw in opposition to Natasha Jonas, in a battle that warranted a rematch that so far has didn’t materialize. She adopted that battle with a stoppage victory over beforehand undefeated Katharina Thanderz in November of final 12 months, however suffered a damaged hand that left her sidelined.

For Baumgardner, this will likely be a significant step up, as she has by no means competed in a battle scheduled for greater than 8 rounds, and misplaced her one earlier matchup with a world-level opponent, Christina Linardatou.

Filling out the remainder of the cardboard will see Chris Billam-Smith (13-1, 10 KO), Hopey Value (6-0, 2 KO), and three younger prospects, Raven Chapman (1-0, 1 KO), Khalid Ayub (1-0), and Willam Cawley (debut), going through opponents TBD. The cardboard will even function a battle of undefeated fighters, James Flint (9-0-1, 2 KO) vs Dom Hunt (7-0, 1 KO), and Donte Dixon (5-0, 3 KO) will face prospect checker Jordan McCrory (19-7-1, 4 KO).

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