Boxing News At Five | Jul 30 2019

Boxing News at Five: Fury vs. Martin is a “real possibility” for September, Kovalev allegedly kisses and throws money at woman on plane

It appears we are getting closer to Tyson Fury vs. Charles Martin becoming a reality, while Sergey Kovalev can't stay out of trouble
Charles Martin
Martin's brief reign as a world champion prompted many more questions than answers Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

WERE the lineal heavyweight championship an actual belt with rankings, there would be calls for it to be stripped from Tyson Fury if a potential fight against former IBF titleholder Charles Martin in September becomes a reality.

However, because it isn’t an actual belt, and because there aren’t rankings, Fury can essentially do as he pleases and fight whoever he fancies fighting. This freedom, according to his US promoter Bob Arum, could lead to Martin, an American finished inside two rounds by Anthony Joshua three years ago, get the nod ahead of other more viable contenders.

“It’s a real possibility,” Arum confirmed to Barbershop Conversations. “Al (Haymon) is talking to Charles Martin about the fight and it looks like that could come together.


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