Former IBF heavyweight champion ‘Prince’ Charles Martin is continue to hungry to get some payback on his previous foe Anthony Joshua, in accordance to Martin’s supervisor Mike Borao.
Martin is scheduled to consider component in an IBF earth title eliminator, towards the pretty hazardous Luis Ortiz, on January 1 in Florida. The fight will headline a Fox Sporting activities Pay-For each-Look at card.
Joshua captured his initial earth title when he blew away Martin in two rounds to seize the IBF belt in 2016.
Again in September, Joshua missing his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO titles when he was outboxed by Oleksandr Usyk above twelve rounds.
A rematch in between Joshua and Usyk is staying targeted for the 1st quarter of 2022.
“I believe Usyk beats Joshua yet again, but I am rooting for Joshua,” Borao explained to Sky Sports.
“Charles desperately needs to battle and KO Joshua before he retires. He is been concentrated on that singular purpose due to the fact 2016 – it can be what motivates him and it can be the purpose why he will defeat Luiz Ortiz. Charles will do whatsoever it can take to come to be two-time heavyweight champion, which include preventing a 2nd IBF eliminator in opposition to a single of the most prevented heavyweights in the environment.
Martin secured the combat with Ortiz just after failing to land fights with Andy Ruiz and Dillian Whyte.
“Charles instructed me to match him in opposition to the only fighter to KO Joshua, Andy Ruiz,” explained Borao.
“I tried very difficult to make a battle against Andy, but he refused. We also attempted to make the battle from Dillian with no accomplishment – and thank goodness, offered his most recent withdrawal [from the Otto Wallin fight due to injury].
“As soon as Charles gets earlier Ortiz, folks will know his dedication and motivation to reclaim his title. Charles turned professional with me 10 a long time ago, and I have never observed him much more focused than he is correct now.”