Belts on The Line
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Who won Ortiz vs Martin?
Luis Ortiz beat Charles Martin by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 1st January 2022 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was an eliminator for the IBF heavyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Frank Sanchez beat Christian Hammer, Jonathan Rice defeated Michael Polite Coffie and Frank Martin was victorious over Romero Duno.
Ortiz vs Martin stats
Luis Ortiz stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 27 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Charles Martin made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martin had a slight advantage in power over Ortiz, with a 89% knock out percentage over Ortiz's 84%.
Luis Ortiz was the older man by 7 years, at 43 years old.
Martin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ortiz. Despite this, he had 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Luis Ortiz & Charles Martin fought out of a southpaw stance.
Ortiz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 8 months earlier than Martin, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 65 more professional rounds, 180 to Martin's 115.
Luis Ortiz went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC, 15 by the WBO and 10 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Charles Martin was ranked number 2 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Ortiz vs Martin form
Ortiz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Alexander Flores on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Deontay Wilder on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Christian Hammer on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Travis Kauffman on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 10th round at Staples Center, LA.
He had won against Razvan Cojanu on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Staples Center, LA.
Martin had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Gerald Washington on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Daniel Martz on 13th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Armory, Minnesota.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Gregory Corbin on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Before that, he had lost to Adam Kownacki on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
He had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Luis Ortiz had been fighting more than Charles Martin.
Going to this contest, Luis Ortiz had last fought 2 years and 29 days ago, while Charles Martin's last outing had been 2 years, 9 months and 14 days ago.
Ortiz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Martin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Ortiz vs Martin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ortiz vs Martin?
Luis Ortiz was a 8/25 (-310) favourite going into the contest, while Charles Martin made his way into the ring at 64/25 (+260) with oddsmakers.