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VIDEO: Cuban boxer Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz leaves American Charles Martin ‘hanging’ on his feet by giving him a brutal knockout

Published: Jan 2, 2022 17:57 GMT Following his victory, Ortiz becomes the official challenger for the


Published:
Jan 2, 2022 17:57 GMT

Following his victory, Ortiz becomes the official challenger for the IBF title, held by the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk.

Cuban boxer Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz found a way to recover from two falls and knock out former International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight champion Charles Martin, in a duel that played a World Cup qualifying this Saturday in Florida, USA

Martin dropped the Cuban twice in the first five rounds, however in the sixth round Ortiz recovered and threw a forceful flurry of punches to leave the American sprawled on the canvas and win the fight by knockout.

The victory makes Ortiz an official challenger for the IBF title, held by 34-year-old Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk.

Both fighters had not fought since 2020. The last time Martin stepped into the ring was almost two years ago, when he knocked out his compatriot Gerald Washington. For his part, Ortiz defeated American Alexander Flores by KO in two rounds in November 2020.