Kiko Martinez looks unrecognisable as he shows off his horror black eyes and stitched cuts after Josh Warrington beatingMarch 28, 2022
KIKO MARTINEZ was left brutally battered and bruised following defeat to Josh Warrington.
The Spaniard, beaten by Warrington in 2017, returned to Leeds for a rematch with his IBF featherweight title on the line.
But he failed to gain revenge as it was a repeat, only in more one-sided fashion.
Martinez, 36, was floored in round one, shaken several times thereafter before being stopped in the seventh.
And he showed off the extent of his injuries online days later, sporting horrific cuts, bruises and black eyes.
But the former two-weight world champion also left his mark on Warrington, who suffered a broken jaw.
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The newly-crowned IBF holder, 31, was rushed to hospital and an X-ray was later released.
Warrington spoke out to his fans on Monday and revealed he had to sacrifice his traditional full English amid the extent of his jaw injury.
He said: "So the old jaw is looking quite a size now. I've got a liquid diet this week and next.
"Not fry ups on a Monday like normal. Instead, porridge in a cup all liquid and watered down.
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"Ha ha, the things that you have to do, the price you pay for being champion."
The reward for Warrington is now a trip to Las Vegas where his Stateside debut awaits.
Hearn said: “I just think it would be wild. It’s hard to say Ricky Hatton-esque because that was just amazing.
"But Josh would take 10,000-plus to Vegas and it would be, I mean they’d have to prepare for it, Vegas.
"I know Vegas is a wild place, but they’ve seen nothing like this.
"We took 800 once to Germany when Josh had an eight-rounder, 800, and they’re are still getting over that, not the 800, Germany.
"So it would be wild.”
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