Frank ‘The Ghost’ Martin (16-0, 10 KOs) is dealing with the gifted Ali-esque Michel Rivera (24-0, 14 KOs) in a toss-up combat tonight in the principle occasion of their Showtime Boxing televised WBA gentle welterweight title eliminator on the Cosmopolitan Las Vega in Las Vegas.
The motion kicks off in the principle portion of the cardboard at 10:00 p.m. Boxing 247 will give reside updates & outcomes under.
Martin, 27, has acquired many of the press within the build-up to tonight’s combat with Rivera.
That doesn’t imply that Martin is a lock to win, as he’s dealing with the Muhammad Ali lookalike Rivera, and there’s a great probability that he’ll lose.
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“It doesn’t make me really feel like I’ve received to point out out. It simply makes me work more durable,” mentioned Frank Martin to Showtime Boxing when requested what it’s like to coach on the gymnasium with Errol Spence Jr.
“They’re not displaying off. They don’t have these kinds of personalities. They’re coming in, they usually’re working. They’re coming in and placing in work and getting up out of there.
“He was nonetheless cool, nonetheless working and doing his power & conditioning collectively. However he wasn’t taken down and getting off focus,” mentioned Martin when requested what Spence’s response was when he realized that Terence Crawford had walked away from their negotiations just lately.
“I do know EJ needs that combat only for legacy. I hope he get it, I believe he’ll get it. One factor I do know is I believe he needs it. I knew that across the time he was purported to combat Pacquiao. His dedication,” mentioned Martin about why he believes Errol will beat Crawford.
“Simply seeing him, he’s decided. He ain’t received no stop in him. He doesn’t haven’t any sort of hand over. If it’s one thing he lacks, he’s going to discover a method. He’s decided to discover a technique to get good at it. He’s going to determine it out, and he’s going to point out you.
“The day he got here in, I used to be ending up, after which he got here in,” mentioned Martin about Anthony Joshua coming to his gymnasium to fulfill along with his coach Derrick James.
“He was cool, he was tremendous all the way down to earth. It was good. He noticed me prepare, after which he was asking me sure questions like how I transfer and stuff. Persons are shocked at how good Anthony Joshua can truly transfer,” mentioned Martin.