Former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin is moving forward with the firm belief that he has a “chance against anybody” in the weight class, including big names like Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
In January, Martin faced Luis Ortiz in a crossroads matchup. He was ahead in the fight and knocked Ortiz down twice, but was eventually caught and stopped by the dangerous puncher.
Martin bounced back earlier this month when he stopped Devin Vargas on the undercard of Ortiz’s fight with Andy Ruiz.
With reports that Fury was considering Derek Chisora for a voluntary defense, Martin is raising his hand for the opportunity.
“I can punch so I have a chance against anyone including Tyson Fury,” Martin told Sky Sports.
“Tyson is a good guy. He helps a lot of people, he got in the ring and congratulated me when I won the IBF title. Tyson can choose who he wants to fight and it would be the greatest blessing to fight the number 1.” fighter of the world, I will do it for much less than Derek Chisora!”
Martin is also willing to have a rematch with Joshua. In 2016, Joshua stopped Martin to capture the IBF title.
The British star is coming off back-to-back losses at the hands of unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
If Joshua can’t agree to a year-end matchup with Fury, he’ll need a return opponent for a planned fight in the fall.
“Joshua needs a win in the USA, at Madison Square Garden, and I need a chance to redeem myself. I don’t care about money with Joshua, just revenge. I’ve always said that. Joshua knows exactly what I mean.” after losing to Ruiz and Usyk. I really want to fight him before I retire, just to show him that he never fought the real me,” Martin said.
“I gave AJ a title shot and it changed his life forever – time for him to return the favor. I’m just trying to stay busy and make one more title run. I don’t care who I have to face.” “. I will fight Dillian Whyte or Derek Chisora to prove that I deserve a chance.
“I just want the last chapter of my career to be the best. I was dominating Luis Ortiz easily, but they got me. It happened to Lennox Lewis twice against guys way worse than Oritz. Any heavyweight can change a fight with one punch. “. , especially a kicker. One thing is for sure, getting back up is much more important than being knocked down.”