Iranian Hulk Shows Crazy Training Methods That Include Getting Hit With Wooden Boards

Iranian Hulk

The Iranian Hulk continues to prepare for his fight with Martyn Ford.

Sajad Gharibi, known as the Iranian Hulkis preparing to fight Martyn Ford on April 2 at the O2 Arena in London. This boxing match was announced back in October and since then, both athletes have been displaying some unique training methods. The Iranian Hulk has taken his methods to the next level including being hit in the stomach with wooden boards.

Gharibi has been active on social media showing off his preparation for the bout and they have been intense from the start. Recently, the Iranian Hulk’s videos include work with different weights, sparring techniques, and yes — wooden boards.

“I have nothing to lose
When No one has anything to lose This is very dangerous

Cant wait to FIGHT.”


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Gharibi might be referencing the fact that Ford is viewed as a big favorite in this fight. He has a background in jiu-jitsu and MMA so his boxing skills are not new. This does not mean that the Iranian Hulk is going to back down and this was shown during the first stare down.

The two fighters met face-to-face for the first time on Feb. 25 and it got heated quickly. The Iranian Hulk did not back down to ‘The World’s Scariest Man’ and attempted to take him down during the first encounter. Ford responded with a shove. As if the battle needed anymore anticipation, both athletes gave it a little extra.

The Iranian Hulk has displayed methods like this before. In January, he was seen fighting a group of men as a tactic and before that, Gharibi was punching concrete walls. While the purpose of these methods remains a mystery, we do know that he is willing to go to great lengths to win this fight.

“If you still look good at the end of your workout, you didn’t train hard enough.”


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The anticipation of this fight has been taken to new levels as the date gets closer. Ford might be considered the favorite but we have seen that the Iranian Hulk is willing to do what it takes to compete. Like Gharibi has said, when an underdog has nothing to lose, it can be a scary thing. We will see how it all plays out on April 2.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.