Martyn Ford vs. Iranian Hulk Cancelled

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It appears the boxing bout between Martyn Ford and Sajad Gharibi will no longer go ahead as planned.

The scrap was originally set to go down on April 2, but the entire event was moved to an April 30 date late in March. Ford, also known as ‘The World’s Scariest Man’ took to his Instagram to make the statement nobody wanted to hear.

Martyn goes on to say, “This is a statement I didn’t want to have to release, but unfortunately April 30, my fight will be postponed.” Ford states, “The event is still on, it’s just my fight. The event will still go ahead, and there are some great people and fights.”

“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.”

While no official reason for the cancelation has been released, it’s worth noting that Gharibi made claims that his parents disowned him after the two had a scuffle during a stare down to promote the bout. In an emotional interview, the Iranian Hulk stated that he could not call, or go home after he was shoved to the ground by Ford. Sajad also made claims he was taking sleeping pills, as he could no longer sleep.

Ford claims he’s still training hard, and is certain he will make his boxing debut, but at this time it’s uncertain who will enter the ring with the big man for his debut dance. One name that’s being thrown around is Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson, as he was just victorious in his boxing debut, when he beat Eddie Hall via decision in March.

Martyn Ford is expected to still be at the Boxstar event at the O2 in London, England. Instead of headlining the event, Ford now finds himself there as a fan where he’ll be supporting the brave competitors who are still taking part in the evening of celebrity boxing.

Who would you like Martyn Ford to make his debut against? Let us know in the comments.

Featured image credit to Boxstar

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