Charles Martin's impressive start to a fight with Luis Ortiz was cut viciously short, as King Kong unleashed in the sixth to stop the former World Champion.
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Martin had Ortiz on the canvas as early as the first round, looking to be managing the distance well and boxing at range against Ortiz, who previously had only ever been dropped by Deontay Wilder. Ortiz isn't one to be written off though, and now faces Croatian Filip Hrgovic in a final eliminator for the IBF title currentyl held by Oleksandr Usyk – though they may have to wait until after an Anthony Joshua rematch for that fight to happen.
After being dropped twice earlier in the fight, Luis Ortiz came back to stop Charles Martin in round 6 ???? #OrtizMartin
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