Reports: Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Charles Martin in Talks for October 2021

Published 08/12/2021, 2:45 AM EDT
Andy Ruiz Jr at the Public Investment Fund office complex in Riyadh. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


Every bigwig contender in the heavyweight division is eager to get his hands on the world title. But for now, the title picture at heavyweight is in a total mess. Hence, the stout challengers will have to battle each other in order to make their chances viable for a title shot when things clear up. That said, a matchup between the ex-champ, Andy Ruiz Jr., and Charles Martin has come forward.

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Both Ruiz Jr. and Martin are eager to get a shot at gold. But looking at the prevailing scenario, only one among the two can fight for the same. That being said, a fight between the hard-hitting heavyweights might take place in October 2021, which will eventually determine who will advance to a world title fight.

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Also, per Michael Benson, Ruiz Jr.’s ex-coach, Manny Robles, might train Martin for this fight.

‘Destroyer’ returned to action recently against Chris Arreola. Everyone was keen to see the Mexican-American boxing star in this fight, as he had put in a tremendous amount of work for his return.

However, whatever fans witnessed was no less than a true shocker. Although Ruiz Jr. won this fight, he still struggled to land his best power punches on Arreola. His lack of power and stamina was certainly evident.

Now, once he takes up the ring space against Martin for his upcoming bout, he will look to show the world that he is completely back in the groove.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Charles Martin – Battle to be the best

A potent 12-round war between Martin and Ruiz Jr. will strengthen their chances at securing a world title fight somewhere in 2022. Considering the potential rewards, the pair will bring in their A-game into this epic collision.

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 16: Charles Martin celebrates after defeating Vyacheslav Glazkov by TKO in the second round t win the IBF World Heavyweight Championship at Barclays Center on January 16, 2016 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

That said, the fans are in for a real treat with this potential heavyweight blockbuster. If this fight goes ahead, who will you be rooting for? Do you think the winner of this bout will get his hands on any of the heavyweight champs?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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