Quigg stuns Martinez with second round onslaught

Phil Jay 18/07/2015

Scott Quigg retained his WBA super bantamweight title is spectacular fashion by stopping tough Spaniard Kiko Martinez in just two rounds.

The 26 year-old, who defending his belt for the fifth time, was on the backfoot for the duration of the first round but came out with renewed vigour in the very next session.

A short uppercut did the damage after Quigg had earlier targeted the body and ultimately meant the beginning of the end for Martinez.

Quigg piled on the pressure to put the former IBF title holder on the canvas and when Martinez got up his was still on unsteady legs.

Terry O’Connor allowed Martinez to carry on but following another barrage from Quigg that put him down hard the official called off the fight at the count of nine.

Arch-rival Carl Frampton was unable to do in two fights against Martinez what Quigg did on Saturday night, which will only spark further debate about a meeting between the two.

Promoter Eddie Hearn never shied away from talking about Frampton in the aftermath of the contest but stated that a mouth-watering contest with former pound for pound star Nonito Donaire was very close to coming to fruition.

Donaire scored a second round stoppage over Anthony Settoul earlier in the day.