Martyn Ford and Sajad Gharibi will have to wait a little longer to settle their ever growing feud, as Boxstar has announced the event will now take place on April 30 instead of the original date of April 2.
A statement from the promotions Instagram reads, “Due to unforeseen circumstances and injuries with a few of the main card (fighters), we have taken the decision to reschedule the event to April 30.”
The night of celebrity boxing is still expected to take place at the O2 in London, England. The UK crowd will get more than their money’s worth, as some of the stars slated to lace up their gloves include former football stud Jamie O’Hara, as well as Love Islands Jack Fincham and Theo Campbell.
Super Heavyweight Showdown
The bout between “The World’s Scariest Man” and “The Iranian Hulk” will test every limit of the boxing ring designed to contain them. Ford recently reveled that he’s currently walking around close to 309 pounds and he stands at an incredible height of 6’8″. Gharibi claims he’s pushing over 380 pounds and towers the average man with a height of 6’2″. Over 600 pounds going head to head with nowhere to hide. Ford vs Gharibi is set to be one of the heaviest boxing matches in the sport’s history.
A Fight 4 Years in the Making
It’s no coincidence this monstrous scrap has come to fruition. Rumors were flying that the two would meet years ago when the actor and bodybuilder, Ford, signed with Polish MMA organization KSW. The fight never became a reality and Martyn never made his pro MMA debut.
The two collided recently during a staredown that followed a press conference in Dubai. As emotions boiled over, Ford gave Gharibi a massive shove. Just when we thought things were settled, Sajad went for a takedown.
Neither man has any kind of actual fight experience, although Martyn Ford has kept up his MMA training and by all accounts is training hard for the upcoming bout. The Iranian Hulk on the other hand seems to have a unique way of training for his boxing debut. A lot of his videos posted are more strength exercises rather than an actual fight training. Could he be playing possum and just not showing his cards? The world will find out on April 30, live from the O2 Arena.
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