Boxing News at Five: Martin is coming for the heavyweight titles in 2020, top prospect Hernandez signs up for bare knuckle fight

Boxing News At Five | 1 hour ago

Former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin is preparing to fight the world’s best in 2020, and Nico Hernandez is preparing to fight bare knuckle
Charles Martin
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Martin’s brief reign as a world champion prompted many more questions than answers Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

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DON’T shout it too loudly, but the cat’s out the bag
and the champ’s out the cage: ‘Prince’ Charles Martin is gunning for another
world title shot in 2020.

The American southpaw, best known for surrendering to Anthony Joshua in a couple of rounds back in 2016, is a former IBF heavyweight champion whose reign lasted the exact length of his fight with Joshua in London.

Since then, however, he has won four of five fights, losing only to top contender Adam Kownacki, and proven himself a decent fringe contender.

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