Martinez defends IBF belt with TKO of Mathebula

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Elche, Spain ( - Kiko Martinez successfully defended his IBF super bantamweight title with a ninth-round TKO of Jeffrey Mathebula on Saturday.

Martinez (30-4) was defending the title for the first time since snatching it from Jhonatan Romero with a sixth-round TKO on Sept. 17.

Mathebula (27-5-2) was stopped in a fight for just the second time in his career.