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Kiko Martinez to make first defense

Updated: October 2, 2013, 11:05 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Junior featherweight titlist Kiko Martinez, who pulled an upset on Aug. 17 to win a 122-pound world title, will make his first defense in a homecoming fight in Spain on Dec. 21.

Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez -- no relation -- promotes Kiko Martinez and made the announcement Tuesday.

Kiko Martinez (29-4, 21 KOs), 27, will face mandatory challenger Jeffrey Mathebula (27-4-2, 14 KOs), 34, a former world titleholder from South Africa, at a site to be determined in Spain.

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