Kiko Martinez vs. Josh Warrington 2 Betting Pick – March 26, 2022

| March 24, 2022 9:45 am PDT

Kiko Martinez defends his IBF title against Josh Warrington this Saturday, March 26, from the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England.

I’ll be providing Martinez vs. Warrington predictions and betting tips for the rematch, as well as the odds for this weekend’s boxing showdown.

Spain’s Martinez (43-10-2) shocked the world with his blistering sixth-round knockout of Kid Galahad in November to become a two-weight world champion. Warrington (30-1-1), who suffered the first defeat of his career in an equally surprising upset to Mauricio Lara, will be looking to reclaim his former title.

The odds for Martinez vs. Warrington are widely available across the best boxing betting apps and sites. I’ll be covering those with you, and will be particularly keen to see where the value is across the board. 

Before we do that, let’s get to my predictions for Martinez vs. Warrington 2 for Saturday’s IBF title fight.

Who Wins the Martinez vs. Warrington Rematch?

Let’s dive straight into my predictions for the Martinez vs. Warrington rematch.

  • Predicted Winner: Kiko Martinez
  • Method of Victory: KO/TKO
  • Predicted Round: 9

Although this might come as a surprise, the odds for Martinez vs. Warrington have not entirely influenced my decision here.

We’ll get to those in the next section, but again, we’re talking predictions for the Martinez-Warrington fight before we do that. 

So, Martinez’s chances of beating Warrington are greater than some estimate them to be. The Spanish fighter is, as he was ahead of the Galahad fight, being written off here.

You have you tip your hat to the champion for going into the Leeds man’s backyard as a champion, which shows a lot of courage and self-confidence.

Those are two transferable qualities that could be crucial for Martinez inside the ropes. He knows that he needs either a wide points win or a stoppage, and will back himself to take the fight to Warrington.

As for the rest? We’ll get to my more comprehensive predictions for Martinez vs. Warrington after I have covered the odds for the fight, courtesy of top boxing sportsbook, Betway

Latest Odds for Warrington vs. Martinez 2

I have purposefully framed the headline above for the many punters who will be searching for Warrington’s odds to beat Martinez.  

On top of that, you will find both British and American odds formats for both men.

  • Warrington to Win 2/7 (-350)
  • Martinez to Win 5/2 (+250)

As the prices show, he is expected to come through in this battle. But would you bet on Warrington’s odds to beat Martinez as they are?

I’m not saying that the odds for Martinez vs. Warrington 2 are lopsided. The bookies will have factored in stuff like Martinez’s age (36), Warrington’s hometown advantage, and the fact that he has only lost one fight to his opponent’s 10.

Warrington is ranked 5th on The Ring’s featherweight ratings. One place above Martinez at number 6.

But still, can you safely say that you would feel comfortable making betting picks for Warrington vs. Martinez, in favor of the Englishman, knowing these odds don’t tell the full tale? I can’t. And therefore, the value is with the champ.

But before you place your bets on Martinez vs. Warrington odds on the line, why not check out the other options you have available to you first?

Top Betting Picks for Martinez vs. Warrington 2

Martinez to Beat Warrington+250
Martinez to Beat Warrington by KO/TKO/DQ+350
Martinez in Rounds 7 to 9+1100

The odds for Martinez vs. Warrington to end in a draw are 20/1 (+2000). 

I’d be lying if I said that I have not thought about a cheeky couple of dollars on that. I’d go no higher than five dollars, however.

While there is a chance that the fight would be close enough to end in a tie — considering the hometown crowd, judges, and the result of their previous encounter — draws are seldom seen in the fight game.

My top betting tips for Martinez vs. Warrington are what you see above. You can take him for the win at nearly enough the same price as you would get on him for the stoppage. 

Speaking of whether Martinez will KO Warrington this weekend — if you are leaning that way with your Martinez vs. Warrington bets, I’d recommend going for rounds 7 to 9. Top Tip

That pretty much covers this section for my top betting tips for Martinez vs. Warrington. Now, let’s expand on why I think the champion gets his revenge in this one.

Why Martinez Beats Warrington in the Rematch

There are a few reasons why betting on Kiko Martinez to beat Josh Warrington this Saturday makes sense. 

Once again, I’ll point out that the odds — while admittedly being very good for “Le Sensacion” this Saturday — are not the decisive factor in backing Martinez. He is the main reason why I am leaning toward there being a betting upset in the Warrington-Martinez odds.

At 36, the man has little left to attain in his career. That said, he also has little to lose, other than the IBF title. He’s going to want to get past Warrington to push for scraps with the likes of Emmanuel Navarette or Mark Magsayo, which would mean the chance to earn a bigger payday as a defending champion.

Stylistically, Martinez is a tough test for Warrington. The Englishman has little to no stopping power, which proved to be decisive in his loss to Lara. The Spaniard will be confident in pressing forward, as a result, and should find success if he can get on the inside.

Only four boxers have stopped Martinez — Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg, Gary Russell Jr., and Leo Santa Cruz — and I don’t see Warrington adding to that. 

The Leeds-native has been on a downswing since beating Kid Galahad and I think that loss to Lara will have affected his confidence. With enough pressure applied, Warrington should buckle.

Betting on Martinez vs. Warrington 2

Scroll back up to find the betting odds for Kiko Martinez vs. Josh Warrington 2. 

You can get your bets down with Betway, or perhaps check out one of the other leading sportsbooks for betting on boxing. Feel free to browse the latest odds with our recommended sites for boxing betting, and play with my advice. 

If you’re looking to expand your boxing betting knowledge, the following tips will help.

Enjoy the fight!

Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

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