Gurgen Hovhannisyan Injured, Fight With Charles Martin Scratched From ...

Gurgen Hovhannisyan has actually suffered an injury that’ll restrict him from taking a substantial action up in competitors April 22.

BoxingScene.com has actually found out that the massive Armenian heavyweight has actually withdrawn from a 10-round fight against previous IBF champ Charles Martin that was expected to be part of the Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia undercard 2 weeks from Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

It is possible that the Hovhannisyan-Martin match will be rescheduled when the 6-foot-7, 275-pound Hovhannisyan recuperates from his rib injury. The 25-year-old Hovhannisyan (4-0, 4 KOs) aspires to evaluate himself against a tested heavyweight, in spite of his restricted expert experience, whereas Martin (29-3-1, 26 KOs) is positive Hovhannisyan isn’t all set for a challenger as harmful as him.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Martin is 36, however he has actually lost simply among his 5 battles because his 10-round, unanimous-decision defeat to then-undefeated Adam Kownacki in September 2018 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The effective southpaw’s only defeat because Kownacki out-pointed him in a fan-friendly fight came against Luis Ortiz (33-3, 28 KOs, 2 NC). Martin knocked Ortiz to the canvas when in the preliminary and once again in the 4th round, however Ortiz dropped him two times in the 6th round of their back-and-forth fight and stopped him in January 2022 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Martin-Hovhannisyan was set to be among 2 battles Showtime will stream on its YouTube channel prior to the 4-fight reveal starts on pay-per-view at 8 p.m. ET ($84.99).

Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime revealed the 3 Davis-Garcia pay-per-view undercard battles Monday night.

Cuban southpaw David Morrell Jr. (8-0, 7 KOs) will safeguard his WBA world very middleweight title against Ghana’s Sena Abgeko (27-2, 21 KOs) in the 12-round co-feature.

Russian very middleweight Bektemir Melikuziev (11-1, 9 KOs) will try to avenge his only expert loss when he squares off against Gabe Rosado (26-16-1, 15 KOs, 1 NC) in a 10-round rematch that will instantly precede the Morrell-Agbeko bout. Rosado strikingly knocked out Melikuziev in the 3rd round of their June 2021 bout at the University of Texas-El Paso’s Don Haskins Center.

Elijah Garcia (14-0, 12 KOs) – a compelling, 19-year-old middleweight from Wittmann, Arizona – will fulfill Mexico’s Kevin Salgado (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in the 10-round pay-per-view opener.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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