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Luis Ortiz Stops Charles Martin in Six

Luis Ortiz Stops Charles Martin in Six

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Luis Ortiz Stops Charles Martin in Six

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Luis Ortiz Stops Charles Martin in Six

Luis Ortiz looked every bit of his age, but “King Kong” survives and stops Charles Martin in six rounds Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

The official time of the stoppage was 1:37 of the sixth round in a contest that showed Ortiz rally back.

The Fox pay-per-view had the overriding theme of “Ortiz at 42” as this main event. The former two-time title challenger was coming off a very questionable win over Alexander Flores in November 2020.

First-round, Ortiz looked to have knocked Martin down with a jab, but the referee ruled it a slip as Ortiz stepped on his foot. Ortiz was suddenly knocked down with an overhand left around the ear with a flash knocked down. It was quick and was at the time of the fight; the second landed punch for Martin in the fight.

The second round had shown Martin starting off being the aggressor and pressing the issue. The broadcast had noted that Ortiz was looking his age, but Martin was fighting his fight early. Ortiz, however, was able to answer back with the double jab that was able to keep Martin off of him. As the third round ended, Ortiz looked to find a home for the left he was throwing and landing consistently. This was when moving in the ring. Martin kept constantly going to his right.

Before the start of the fourth round, the pay-per-view broadcast was in the corner of Martin, and trainer Manny Robles advised him to use the double jab to Ortiz. Once the bell started the round, he did that, and it led to Ortix being was knocked down again as it went straight down the pipe on him.

As the fifth round started, Ortiz and his legs looked to not be as sound as they normally have been. Part of it was that Martin was more fluid and definitely had more energy as the night grew on. As the sixth round started, Ortiz caught Martin with a left on the head and had short-circuited Martin. He was hurt badly and looked out on his feet but what saved him at the time was his hand got caught in the ropes. Once his hand was loosened, Ortiz continued the onslaught, and Frank Santore finally stopped the fight.

With the win for Ortiz, he lives to fight on. Ortiz rallied back in a fight. He looked overmatched and old early on.

Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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