Sergio Martinez is in Belfast and expecting his namesake to keep his title and upset Frampton, writes Steve Wellings

FORMER world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is confidently backing his namesake Kiko Martinez to retain the IBF super-bantamweight title on Saturday night. Speaking in Belfast ahead of Kiko’s defence against local favourite Carl Frampton at the Titanic Quarter, Sergio reckons his charge can end the fight inside the distance.

“I think that Kiko will put on a great show, keep the title and win by knockout,” said the head of Maravilla Box.

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