Kiko Martinez

RingTv image Ring Ratings Update: Brandon Rios dropped from 140-pound rankings

Ring Ratings Update: Brandon Rios dropped from 140-pound rankings

Last week was a slow one for worldwide boxing action, but there was one major development in THE RING’s division ratings. Due to testing positive for a banned substance following his unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao, Brandon Rios has been dropped from the junior welterweight rankings.

RingTv image Frampton ready for title after stopping Parodi in six

Frampton ready for title after stopping Parodi in six

Carl Frampton continued his assault on the junior featherweight division with a sixth-round thrashing of Frenchman Jeremy Parodi on Saturday in Belfast. The undefeated Irish star now targets the winner of the Dec. 21 IBF title bout between Kiko Martinez and Jeffrey Mathebula.

RingTv image Frampton in search of bigger challenges

Frampton in search of bigger challenges

After a promotional change earlier in the year and a fight postponement due to injury, undefeated junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton is ready to make up for lost time. The popular Belfast native, who fights Jeremy Parodi in his hometown on Saturday, has set sights on UK rival Scott Quigg and newly crowned IBF beltholder Kiko Martinez.

RingTv image Q&A: Kiko Martinez

Q&A: Kiko Martinez

Kiko Martinez spoke to RingTV.com the day after his thrilling sixth-round TKO of Jhonatan Romero, which earned him the IBF 122-pound title. The new beltholder spoke about the upset victory, his recent loss to Carl Frampton, and about being in the same division as Guillermo Rigondeaux and Nonito Donaire.

RingTv image Video: Kiko Martinez: “Sergio Martinez believed in me”

Video: Kiko Martinez: “Sergio Martinez believed in me”

Few thought Kiko Martinez would beat Jhonatan Romero, but he stopped the undefeated favorite to win the IBF 122-pound title. He says middleweight champ (and new manager) Sergio Martinez believed in him. “Sergio was one of the only people to call me after I lost to Carl Frampton, a low point in my life. Sergio told me it was going to get better. He’s an inspiration to me.”

RingTv image Q&A: Jhonatan Romero

Q&A: Jhonatan Romero

Undefeated junior featherweight titleholder Jhonatan Romero spoke to RingTV.com before he left for Atlantic City where he will defend his IBF belt against Kiko Martinez on Saturday in the co-featured bout to the Daniel Geale-Darren Barker fight on HBO. The classy Colombian boxer spoke about his tough upbringing.