Former IBF Heavyweight Champion Charles Martin will face Luis Ortiz to headline the Fox New Year’s PPV on January 1, 2022. The match will serve as the IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator and the winner will get one step closer to challenging the champion. The all-heavyweight PPV event will air live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Keep on reading to find out the complete details of Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin Boxing PPV.
Charles Martin will return to action after more than one year as he will face Luis Ortiz on January 1 in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Former IBF Heavyweight Champion, Martin would be looking forward to become the mandatory challenger for the title which he lost to Anthony Joshua in 2016. Prince Charles last squared off against Gerald Washington where he won the match in the sixth round. His last loss came against Alexander Kowanaski back in September 2018.
On the other hand, Luis “The King Kong” Ortiz must be looking forward to add to his 45 seconds win against Alexander Flores. Ortiz’s two career losses have both come against Deontay Wilder for the WBC World title. Ortiz would also definitely like another shot at a world title by becoming the mandatory challenger here given that it might be the last chance for the 42 years old to challenge for the world title.
The card will also feature undefeated Cuban heavyweight Frank Sanchez and former world title challenger Gerald Washington in other bouts.
Tale of the Tape
|Boxer Name||Charles Martin||Luis Ortiz|
|NickName||Prince Charles||King Kong|
|Height||6′5 (196 cm)||6′4 (193 cm)|
|Reach||80 (203 cm)||78″ (198 cm)|
Undercard (Fight Card)
Check out: Ortiz vs Martin (FOX PBC PPV) Live Results
- Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin – 12 rounds IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator Bout
- Frank Sanchez vs Christian Hammer- 10 rounds Heavyweight bout
- Jonnie Rice vs. Micheal Coffie – 10 rounds Heavyweight bout
- Gerald Washington vs Ali Eren Demirezen – 10 rounds Heavyweight bout
- Viktor Vykhryst vs Iago Kiladze – 10 rounds Heavyweight bout
- Frank Martin vs Romero Duno – Lightweight bout
- Maliek Montgomery vs Angel Luna – Junior Lightweight
- Steven Torres vs James Evans – Heavyweight
- Alayn Limonta vs Ray Barlow – Welterweight
- Atif Oberlton vs Ernest Amuzu – Light Heavyweight
- Geovany Bruzon vs Lenier Pero – Heavyweight bout
News & Updates
December 31, 2021: The official weigh-in results are as follows:
Luis Ortiz – 243.5 lbs vs Charles Martin – 246.25 lbs
Frank Sanchez – 239.25 lbs vs Christian Hammer – 264.75 lbs
Jonnie Rice – 283.75 lbs vs Michael Coffie – 278.5 lbs
Gerald Washington – 253.75 lbs vs Ali Eren Demirezen – 256.25 lbs
Viktor Faust – 233.5 lbs vs Iago Kiladze – 216.5 lbs
Frank Martin – 137 lbs vs Romero Duno – 135.8 lbs
Geovany Bruzon – 226.6 lbs vs Lenier Pero – 252.2 lbs
December 30, 2021: Luis Ortiz said in the press conference that everyone will see that he is physically ready to become a world champion.
December 28, 2021: Carlos Negron, who was supposed to fight Frank Sanchez in the co-main event, tested positive for COVID-19. Sanchez will now face Christian Hammer.
December 26, 2021: Ortiz said in Zoom Press Conference that his mind and body are in tip-top shape, “Whoever believes that King Kong won’t be up to the challenge, they are sorely mistaken.”
December 25, 2021: Charles Martin told BoxingScene that he is not underestimating Ortiz one bit and is working on everything to bring out his ‘A’ game.
December 23, 2021: Luis Ortiz warned Charles Martin that he is not here to be a bridge that Martin could pass for better fighters in the future and he plans to make a statement in this bout.
December 7, 2021: Charles Martin revealed that he tried to fight other guys like Dillian Whyte and Andy Ruiz, but they refused to fight him. He credited Ortiz to take the fight against him.
November 17 2021: Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin officially announced to main event the January 1 Fox PPV.
November 15, 2021: Charles Martin and Luis Ortiz agreed to fight on all heavyweight PPV.