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Kiko Martinez: I'll rattle 'near-perfect' Scott Quigg

Kiko Martinez: Spaniard has twice lost to Scott Quigg's rival Carl Frampton
Image: Kiko Martinez (L): Spaniard has twice lost to Scott Quigg's rival Carl Frampton

Kiko Martinez plans to counter Scott Quigg's technical excellence with raw aggression when the pair meet later this month.

The Spaniard is aiming to regain a version of the super-bantamweight world title when he challenges Quigg for the WBA belt on July 18, live on Sky Sports.

Martinez's come-forward style did him no good in either meeting with Quigg's long-term rival Carl Frampton, who won his opponent's IBF title in September last year with the second of two victories.

But the 29-year-old is convinced the same uncompromising approach can rattle Quigg when the pair top the High Stakes bill in Manchester.

“Quigg is a very good fighter - technically he is very close to perfection,” Martinez said. “But I think that he is not a great slugger and he has not fought against high level opponents like I have.

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“I think that he will try to make a long distance fight, he will look to go to the final round and not change blows with me.

“We have a fight plan for 12 rounds and I will follow it. If I win by knockout it will be better, but the goal is the belt.”

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Watch Quigg-Martinez on the High Stakes card at Manchester Arena on July 18, live on Sky Sports

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