Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin
Date: January 1st, 2022
Time: 2 am (GMT), 6pm (PT), 9pm (ET)
Venue: Hollywood, Florida, USA
Channel: Fox Sports Pay-Per-View
Luis “King Kong” Ortiz will meet “Prince” Charles Martin in a bout of world title challenger hopes on Saturday night.
The fight is an IBF title eliminator and will take place on New Year’s Day 2022 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, as part of an all-heavyweight Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Pay-Per-View program.
Ortiz (32-2, 27 KO) hasn’t fought in over four years and has only five contests under his belt.
Despite his absence, Ortiz had reached the zenith of his career during that period, with two failed championship attempts in 2018 and 2019 against then-WBC champion Deontay Wilder. In November 2020, he knocked out Alexander Flores in the first round, marking his first fight since his rematch with Wilder.
Martin (28-2-1, 25 KO), who won the IBF heavyweight championship in 2016, has won his past three fights since losing to Adam Kownacki by majority decision in September 2018. Martin, like Ortiz, has been out of the ring for the full calendar year of 2021.
Martin hasn’t fought since the COVID-19 epidemic began, with his most recent performance in February 2020 being a sixth-round TKO of Gerald Washington.
Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin Fight Card :
- Luis Ortiz vs. Charles Martin, 12 rounds, heavyweight – IBF heavyweight title eliminator
- Frank Sanchez vs. Christian Hammer, 10 rounds, heavyweight
- Jonnie Rice vs. Michael Coffie, 10 rounds, heavyweight
- Gerald Washington vs. Ali Eren Demirezen, 10 rounds, heavyweight
- Viktor Faust vs. Iago Kiladze, 10 rounds, heavyweight
- Frank Martin vs. Romero Duno, 10 rounds, lightweight
- Geovany Bruzon vs. Lenier Pero, 10 rounds, heavyweight
Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin Form (last 5 fights):
- Alexander Flores – WIN by KO 1 – 07/11/2020
- Deontay Wilder – LOSS by KO 7 – 23/11/2019
- Christian Hammer – WIN by UD (100-90, 99-91, 99-91) – 02/03/2019
- Travis Kauffman – WIN by TKO 10 – 01/12/2018
- Razvan Cojanu – WIN by TKO 2 – 28/07/2017
- Gerald Washington – WIN by TKO 6 – 22/02/2020
- Daniel Martz – WIN by TKO 4 – 13/07/2019
- Gregory Corbin – WIN by DQ 8 – 16/03/2019
- Adam Kownacki – LOSS by UD (96-94, 96-94, 96-94) – 08/09/2018
- Mike Marrone WIN by TKO 1 – 18/07/2017