Former Heavyweight World champion Charles Martin will square off against former title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington in a 12-round IBF Heavyweight Title eliminator.
According to top boxing writer Mike Coppinger, via a tweet in which he refers to “sources,” former IBF heavyweight champ “Prince” Charles Martin will face contender Gerald Washington on the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder card in Las Vegas on February 22. An interesting match-up that could give us a decent fight, very possibly a “fun fight,” Martin Vs. Washington would likely get the crowd pumped up some before the big one.
Charles Martin will fight Gerald Washington in an IBF heavyweight eliminator Feb. 22 on the #Wilder-Fury2 PPV undercard.”
Martin, 27-2-1(24) has fought five times since his flop of a KO loss to Anthiny Joshua, to whom he lost (critics would say gave up) his IBF strap back in April of 2016; winning all but one of them – the loss coming via decision to Adam Kownacki in an exciting battle that took place in September of 2018. Martin was last in action in July of last year, when he scored a TKO over Daniel Martz. Washington, 20-3-1(13) and four years the older man at age 37, is coming off a decent KO win over Robert Helenius (who will next go in with Kownacki, on March 7th).
Martin vs Washington Fight card Feb. 22: Las Vegas (ESPN-Fox PPV)
- Title fight: Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury, rematch, 12 rounds, for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title
- Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington, 12 rounds, IBF heavyweight eliminator .