Luis Ortiz Vs. “Prince” Charles Martin Agreed For New Year’s Day

11/16/2021 - By James Slater - Comments

This is a very interesting heavyweight match-up and it could serve up a good action fight. An ESPN story informs us how Luis Ortiz and “Prince” Charles Martin will collide in Hollywood, Florida on New Year’s Day. The fight, “multiple sources told ESPN,” will take place at The Hard Rock. This is a solid match-up between two big names, both at the tail-end of their careers. Neither Cuban southpaw Ortiz can afford a loss at this stage, nor can southpaw Martin, who of course briefly held the IBF heavyweight title, afford another loss.

Both Ortiz, 42 years of age and currently 32-2(27), and Martin, 35 years of age and currently 28-2-1(25) will be likely battling rust as well as each other on January 1st. Ortiz last saw action in November of last year, when he took out Alexander Flores in disturbingly easy fashion. Martin last boxed in February of last year, when he stopped Gerald Washington on the Fury-Wilder II card.

So who wins this one?

Ortiz is still seen by many as a danger-man, in fact THE danger-man of the division. Beaten only by Deontay Wilder, twice, Ortiz seems to have been around for an age yet the Wilder fights aside he has had no truly notable big fights. Martin, when he’s sufficiently motivated – which was not the case when he “gave” Anthony Joshua his IBF belt back in April of 2016 – can be a real handful for any heavyweight. Big, strong and possessing good power, Martin showed us in his battle with Adam Kownacki how he can dig in and fight hard (Martin dropping a decision to Kownacki in an entertaining fight in 2018).

Both Martin and Ortiz had better be sufficiently motivated going into this one. Martin is already in training (his recent video upload on social media, with him hitting the heavy bag, shows him carrying quite a bit of excess weight), while it is hoped Ortiz will hit the gym ASAP himself.

Both guys will be sacrificing the Christmas holidays as they work through what’s left of November and pretty much all of December. For the winner of the January 1st fight it will be worth it. This fight is a pretty tough one to pick. Conditioning and desire may well be the two biggest factors.

11 thoughts on “Luis Ortiz Vs. “Prince” Charles Martin Agreed For New Year’s Day”

  1. If you’re so keen to fight Deontay Wilder then why haven’t you ever even faught Luis Ortiz?

  2. What surprise’s me is how alot of fighters like Andy Ruiz, and Anthony Joshua all of a sudden call out Deontay Wilder. They must be stupid or something. Don’t they know the fix was in ? Those fights were fixed. And neither one of you have the complection for the protection. You will be on your own, forget getting away with a 15 or 32 second count. Hell you’ll probably get an early count referee waiving it off at 8.

  3. If Deontay Wilder can recuperate from the injuries sustained at the hands of the WBC and the Nevada State Athletic Commission by never disqualifying fury no matter what he did, by allowing all of the long counts, the glove tampering and manipulation of horse hair repositioning advantage floppy gloves flopping around all over the place camera’s rolling bribed judges and referee’s spiked water holding neck wrenching tripping rabbit punching and eggweight loaded gloves.
    If god blesses Deontay Wilder with recovery from the economic impact of being robbed of the legacy that is a true one, unlike the idiotic antic’s of the phoney baloney current WBC belt holder. All without even an investigation by the WBC president Maricio Suliaman.
    Then we will know that Deontay Wilder is truly anointed. Cause we already know fury is a proven drug cheat, who cheated so much he has been banned from fighting in the UK forever by the British boxing board of control.

  4. The notorious cheating tactics of fury have resulted in his being banned from ever fighting in the UK again.
    All of the boxing establishment enable furies antic’s. No padding, eggweight loaded gloves, it’s obvious and absurd and ridiculous not to mention criminal.
    Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question.

  5. How can a person be considered world champion without having to fight the best in the world? Running,. crying, making excuse after excuse.
    Deontay Wilder fought Luis Ortiz and fury when they weren’t the mandatories and they were widely considered amongst the best heavyweights in the world. No other champion would risk taking on all comer’s.
    Deontay Wilder, the bronze bomber, the baddest man on the planet, the people’s champion.
    Ya gotta cheat Deontay Wilder to beat Deontay Wilder.

  6. Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question.

  7. Andy Ruiz was scheduled to fight Luis Ortiz after the loss.to Anthony Joshua but cancelled at the last minute sighting he would rather fight Chris Ariolla as a tune up. Ariolla as a tune up? Luis Ortiz is scary, no one will fight him.

  8. Luis Ortiz, for the longest time had real problems getting someone to fight him. Deontay Wilder told Dillian Whyte that if he got through Luis Ortiz he would get a title shot, Dillian Whyte responded ,” I don’t even want to meet Luis king Kong Ortiz socially.”

  9. And Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte and fury will continue to avoid Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz.
    1. Deontay Wilder
    2. Luis Ortiz

  10. Prince Charles is a very excellent boxer. Charles Martin has courage to step up and fight the aged boogie man of the heavyweight division for the last decades, Luis king Kong Ortiz.
    Good move, and good man. Anthony Joshua, fury, Dillian Whyte all have been avoiding Luis Ortiz with excuse after excuse seemingly for ever.

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