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Josh Warrington comes face-to-face with next opponent Kiko Martinez

Josh Warrington is expecting a tough fight when he takes on Kiko Martinez at the First Direct Arena on May 13.

The Leeds boxer came face-to-face with his Spanish opponent during a press conference today.

Warrington, 26, will put his WBC International Featherweight title on the line against Martinez, a former world champion.

He's had 26 knockouts. That's more fights than I've had. He knows how to finish guys off. He's not just stopped them, he has put them to sleep. He carries scary power. I have to be on my guard.I can't switch off for a split second because that is when you get hurt. I am preparing for him like he is the world champion and I have to bring my best on the night.

– Josh Warrington on Kiko Martinez

Warrington, who is unbeaten in 24 fights, harbours world title ambitions of his own - with a potential challenge at Elland Road in the pipeline.

Click below for an extended interview with 'The Leeds Warrior'