‘He doesn’t know where he is’

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'He doesn't know where he is'

Former IBF Heavyweight Champion Charles Martin suffered a brutal knockout defeat in his clash with Luis Ortiz.

Martin – whose reign as IBF champ was ended by Anthony Joshua – locked horns with King Kong in California this morning.

The St. Louis Slugger got off to a fine start to the competition, leaving Ortiz with a stealthy right-hander in the first and fourth rounds.

But in the sixth badly stunned Martin left a bad straight from Ortiz, who was flanked by Cuba before falling into the ropes.

Boxing fans were quick to react to Ortiz’s stunning stoppage win, with one saying: “I hope Martin is okay. That punch stopped him.”

Another said: “He was like, ‘Did I lock my front door?

And another said: That punch from Ortiz messed up Martin.”

One commented: “He doesn’t know where he is.”


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Fans were not happy with the delay in action by the referee, with a saying: “This is a terrible, dangerous referee.”

Another said: “The referee has a stink in here.”

The pair nearly clashed again after the fight when Ortiz pushed Martin after a heated protest at stoppage.

Cooler heads, thankfully, prevail.

Moments after a close scuffle, Ortiz said: “I told you it was going to be fireworks.

“He knocked me down twice, and in the end I finished him.

“I respect him a lot. I was never worried. I just kept on replying.

Charles Martin was horribly stunned after eating a large left-handed meal

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Charles Martin was horribly stunned after eating a large left-handed mealcredit: Fox Sports: PBC
Ortiz leaves former IBF champion in a pile of ropes

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Ortiz leaves former IBF champion in a pile of ropescredit: Alamy
King Kong celebrates his impressive stopover of Martin

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King Kong celebrates his impressive stopover of Martincredit: Alamy

“Southpaw against Southpaw is an uphill battle, but in the end, Intelligence won it.”

Ortiz then sent a message to the rest of the stacked heavyweight division.

He added: “I have a message for every heavyweight vying for the world title: You don’t want to fight King Kong.”

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