Martyn Ford confirmed that the fight will be postponed to the final day of April.
Fans have been waiting a long time to see Martyn Ford and the Iranian Hulk step into the boxing ring together. They will have to wait a few weeks longer. The fight between the two behemoths has been moved from April 2 to April 30. It will still take place at the O2 Arena in London.
Ford took to Instagram to make the announcement on Thursday afternoon. Box Star UK, which is the promoter of the event, also released a statement explaining that the fight will be postponed to give the fighters more time to prepare. This is because of injuries to some of the fighters on the card.
““There has been a date change, 30th of April. Same venue, same opponent, same result. Just give me more time to prepare to become faster, stronger, sharper, more powerful.”
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“I can only apologise for any issues, please feel free to contact Boxstar if there is anything that’s causing issues and they assure me they will do all they can to help make this a smooth transition. On the bright side we have some huge announcements to make, and this extra few weeks gives extra time to make this a night to remember. The roof blowing off the o2 was not ideal, and a few behind the scenes issues to boot HOWEVER.. we move on, adapt and deliver .. see you there !!!! Head over to @boxstaruknow for tickets,” Ford’s caption read.
Martyn Ford explained how Iranian Hulk was given the option to back out of the fight but he is not interested in doing so. This is not a surprise given the anticipated nature of this fight. Also, Sajad Gharibi has been putting in some serious work, in many different ways, to prepare for the event.
The bout being postponed will just add some more drama to the actual night. Both fighters have been wanting to get in the ring together and now, they will have an extra four weeks to prepare. This is something they have both been doing. Ford has taken the time to train with athletes such as Rico Verhoeven.
One thing we do know is that the fight is still on. Those who are looking forward to the action will just have to mark down a new date on their calendar.