Martyn Ford just released a statement confirming his bout against the Iranian Hulk, Sajad Gharibi has been cancelled.
Body builder turned actor was set to face the viral sensation on April 2nd – but in late March the bout was postponed for April 30th and now it looks like it will be scrapped.
“This is a statement I didn’t want to have to realize but unfortunately April 30, my fight is going to be postponed.”
“The event is still on, it’s just my fight. The event will still go ahead and there are some great people and fights on.”
“Unfortunately mine won’t be one of them, for reasons out of my control. It doesn’t take a genius to figure them all out.”
“I don’t want to go down the route of talking about it; too much time and energy has been wasted.”
“I’m still training hard, there will be a debut. there will be a fight, I’m just not 100 per cent sure who, when or why, but it will happen.”
Ford is 39 and has been looking forward to jump starting his celebrity boxing career. He’s likely to face Hafthor Bjornsson in future. And unlike Gharibi’s physique, Thor’s might actually be able to match his.
Manchester United’s legend Patrice Evra is still booked to take on youtuber Adam Saleh on the Boxstar card.
Ford gave no further explanation as to what exactly happened.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022: Boxstar can today confirm that due to unforeseen circumstances outside of our control, the upcoming bout between Martyn Ford and Iranian Hulk will no longer take place.
The bout was due to headline the Boxstar Celebrity Boxing event at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday April 30.
The event itself, which is set to feature former Premier League footballers Patrice Evra and Jamie O’Hara, along with podcast host James English, will continue to go ahead as planned.
Ford said: “Naturally, I’m hugely disappointed my fight against Iranian Hulk will no longer be going ahead, particularly given the fact I have dedicated so much time to my training programme and doing everything to ensure I was in the best possible shape to headline the event.
“Although I will no longer be involved, I now look forward to attending the Boxstar Celebrity Boxing event as a fan, and showing my full support for those brave competitors who are taking part, some of whom will be competing in a boxing match for the first time in their lives.
“I would like to thank my fans for their continued support, and I hope to return to the ring in a competitive nature as soon as possible.”
A replacement bout is expected to be announced in due course.
Tickets for the event can be purchased via boxstar.uk”
Many onlookers kept asking if it was an issue with Iranian Hulk pulling out or if a financial issue is in the center of the drama. Story developing…