Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin: LUIS ORTIZ returns to the ring in a big heavyweight fight with fellow contender Charles Martin on New Year’s Day.
Ortiz hasn’t been in the ring since the summer when he knocked out his opponent Alexander Flores in just one round.
Before that, Ortiz lost via 7th-round KO to former heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder.
Martin has fought six times since his world title Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martinloss to Anthony Joshua back in 2016, winning five of those bouts, including one against Gerald Washington on the Wilder-Fury 2 undercard. And now Ortiz and Martin clash for the chance to assert themselves into the heavyweight title picture in 2022.
Watch Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin Hesgoal Boxing Live Stream Online from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Here is everything you need to know and how to watch Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin:
|Event||: Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin|
|Date||: 01 January 2022|
|Time||: 8 PM ET / 4 AM GMT|
|Live Stream||: Watch Here|
When is Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin?
Ortiz’s big heavyweight clash with Charles Martin will take place on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
The bout will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Fans in the UK can expect to see the fight in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, January 2.
What channel is it and can it be live-streamed?
At the moment, there is no UK broadcaster for the fight. But PBC on Fox cards in the US are often shown live on Fite TV in the UK, so expect an announcement closer to the time.
You can live stream Fite TV from your mobile device or tablet by downloading the app.
The fight is likely to get underway close to 4 am GMT.
Ortiz vs Martin MAIN CARD
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What have they said?
“I can’t wait to give my fans in South Florida a great show on New Year’s Day and earn another shot at the heavyweight title,” said Ortiz.
“Charles Martin is a good fighter, but he’s standing in my way.
“The only thing on my mind is getting in the ring and making a big statement in this fight to show again why the heavyweight division fears me.”
“Nobody wants to fight me, and nobody wants to fight Ortiz, so we’ll fight each other,” said Martin.
“I’m going to show the world on January 1 why I deserve a title shot. I’ve paid my dues, and I want my belt back. Beating Ortiz is going to get me one step closer to that goal.
“To become a two-time heavyweight champion, I have to get past Ortiz first, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”
About Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz (born 29 March 1979) is a Cuban professional boxer. He held the WBA interim heavyweight title from 2015 to 2016 and was challenged twice for the WBC heavyweight title in 2018 and 2019. As an amateur, he won a silver medal at the 2005 Boxing World Cup.
About Charles Martin
Charles Lee Martin (born April 24, 1986) is an American professional boxer who held the IBF heavyweight title from January to April 2016. His 85-day reign as champion is the second-shortest in heavyweight boxing history, after Tony Tucker’s 64 days in 1987 (also as IBF champion). During Martin’s short reign as IBF champion, he reached a peak active heavyweight ranking of ninth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.