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Martyn Ford 'Feels 21 Again' After Huge Weight Loss For Boxing Fight

Aisha Nozari

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Martyn Ford 'Feels 21 Again' After Huge Weight Loss For Boxing Fight

Featured Image Credit: martynfordofficial/Instagram

Martyn Ford – aka the 'World's Scariest Man' – has said he feels ‘21 again’ after dropping an impressive 58lbs since October. 

Ford was set to face off against the Iranian Hulk this month, and while their showdown was shelved for now, Ford insisted he’s ‘still training hard’.

Sharing a before-and-after photo of his shredded physique on Tuesday, 12 April, the bodybuilder-turned-boxer added: “This is the healthiest I’ve felt in years.”

Showcasing his transformation, Ford wrote: "Lifting big a** weights v boxing. 360lbs v 302lbs. October I started this journey, and like anything I've done in life that I've really wanted to do, I've given absolutely everything and more. 

“This is by far the best and healthiest I've felt in years, getting back to feeling 21 again is insane."

Ford and the Iranian Hulk, real name Sajad Gharibi, were set to fight on 30 April at London’s O2 arena.

Martyn Ford - aka the 'World's Scariest Man' - has said he feels ‘21 again’ after dropping a whopping 58lbs since October. Credit: Alamy
Martyn Ford - aka the 'World's Scariest Man' - has said he feels ‘21 again’ after dropping a whopping 58lbs since October. Credit: Alamy

But on 4 April, Ford announced their match had been postponed, prompting Gharibi to threaten legal action.

Taking to Instagram, Gharibi told his 1.1million followers: “Today I heard Ford doesn't want to fight, it is not me [and] not any other fighters. 

“I never cancelled any fight between us but he doesn't want see me again! It is against the contract and my legal team have started looking at it.

"Actually 'pretty boy' can't ever fight, he just hides and runs away, he must have a permission from a women first. 

“I can't believe an opponent like him, it's shameful. This victory isn't an honour for me, it's a century joke not a century fight. [sic]"

A day earlier, Ford had pinned the blame on Gharibi’s team, declaring to his 3.9 million-strong following: "This is a statement I didn't want to have to release but unfortunately my fight is going to be postponed.

"The event is still on, it's just my fight. The event will still go ahead and there are some great people and fights on.

"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.

"I'm still training hard, there will be a debut. There will be a fight, I'm just not 100 percent sure who, when or why, but it will happen."

'Iranian Hulk' - real named Sajad Gharibi. Credit: Instagram/sajadgharibiofficial
'Iranian Hulk' - real named Sajad Gharibi. Credit: Instagram/sajadgharibiofficial

Ford went on: “Naturally, I’m hugely disappointed my fight against Iranian Hulk will no longer be going ahead, particularly given the fact I have dedicated so much time to my training programme and doing everything to ensure I was in the best possible shape to headline the event.

“Although I will no longer be involved, I now look forward to attending the Boxstar Celebrity Boxing event as a fan, and showing my full support for those brave competitors who are taking part, some of whom will be competing in a boxing match for the first time in their lives.

“I would like to thank my fans for their continued support, and I hope to return to the ring in a competitive nature as soon as possible.”

They were meant to exchange blows at London's Boxstar Celebrity Boxing event, which is still going ahead as planned on 30 April with the likes of footballers Patrice Evra and Jamie O’Hara on the line up.

Topics: Boxing, Sport

Aisha Nozari
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