Eddie Hearn insists Charles Martin can beat Deontay Wilder despite getting 'cleaned out' by Anthony Joshua in two rounds

EDDIE HEARN has insisted Charles Martin could cause an upset if he fights Deontay Wilder.

The Bronze Bomber, 35, has not fought since he was dethroned by Tyson Fury this time last year.

His chances of a trilogy fight are slim as Fury and Anthony Joshua are close to agreeing a fight.

The Bronze bomber is in talks to fight Martin instead – who lost to Joshua in two rounds in 2016.

Hearn, who promotes AJ, has warned Wilder that Martin 'might beat' him if they square off.

He said: "I really wanna see Wilder back, he’s great for boxing, and so’s Andy Ruiz.

"It’s a good fight, Charles Martin can fight. I know AJ cleaned him out in two rounds but that was a great performance.

"Charles Martin can fight. He was a good fighter then and he’s a good fighter now. Charles Martin might beat Deontay Wilder."

Martin, who held the IBF heavyweight title in 2016, boasts a record of 28-2-1.

Like Wilder, he has not fought since February 2020 when he beat Gerald Washington.

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Hearn recently claimed that former WBC champion Wilder has 'lost his mind'.

The hard-hitting heavyweight accused former trainer Mark Breland of 'spiking his water'.

He suggested it contributed to his sensational KO defeat to the Gypsy King last year.

Breland described that as a 'ludicrous allegation' and 'outlandish and ridiculous'.

Speaking to iFL TV, Matchroom boss Hearn said: "It was so bizarre. He’s completely lost his mind. Completely lost his mind.


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