Golovkin vs. Wade: Ryan Martin Added To The Undercard

By Steve Kim

Lightweight prospect Ryan Martin (13-0, 8 KO's) who has been sidelined due to the failures of SMS Promotions and has not fought since last May, has been added to the Gennady Golovkin-Dominick Wade undercard on April 23rd at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

"I'm happy to announce that we'll have undefeated lightweight Ryan Martin featured on the undercard and this will be a great addition for the fans,"said Tom Loeffler, the managing director of K2 Promotions. Also on this show is Pedro Duran, Walter Sarnoi along with female fighters, Kenia Enriquez and Seniesa Estrada. WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez kicks off the HBO broadcast as he defends his crown against McWilliams Arroyo.

Martin, a former amateur standout from Chattanooga, Tennessee, stated,"After a long litigation and allot of efforts from my team, I’m fortunate to return to the ring on a huge platform. This will be my third time fighting in front of Peter Nelson and I expect to have an impressive performance for him, the fight fans and the many worldwide viewers that stream the international broadcast. I’m very grateful that Tom Loeffler has welcomed me to take part in the event."

ryan_martin (720x480)

It's been awhile since 'Blue Chip' faced live bullets. What's on his side is time given that he's still just 23 years old.

Tim Van Newhouse, who manages Martin stated,"Fortunately, Ryan is back on the fight-schedule. We are scheduled for April 23rd and our matchmaker Sean Gibbons is working on securing a formidable opponent for the event."

"Ryan has used these months off to prove that he has the makings of a champion in every way. He ?has? not been absent from the gym or the lives of his teammates. He has helped others get prepared for big fights and has used this time to grow as a fighter by leaps and bounds," said his trainer Joe Delguyd.

"Often times a young pro is so busy just taking that first 15 fights or so that there is no time to develop skills that are necessary to make a good transition into professional boxing. Ryan however, eleven-months older and wiser having developed his boxing IQ, punching power and defensive skills. Whoever is brave enough to get into the ring with him throughout this next year, I wish them the best of luck because this young man is poised to make a run at the lightweight division."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Eddie Hearn: Talks For Bellew-Usyk Fight to Start This Week Mykquan Williams, Hurshidbek Normatov, Lennox Allen Win Munguia: Smith Can Take a Punch, I Gained A lot of Experience Alberto Machado: I Want Francisco Vargas Next! Photos: Jaime Munguia Powers Past Liam Smith- MEGA Gallery Photos: Usyk Schools Gassiev To Unify Cruiserweight Division Photos: Alberto Machado Decks, Dominates Mensah To Retain Liam Smith: Munguia is Not a Much Better Fighter Than Me Vivian Harris Gets Revenge on DeMarcus Corley in Rematch Floyd Mayweather Snaps - Goes Bonkers on 50 Cent Amir Khan: I Respect Pacquiao - But I Know I Can Beat Him! Nathan Gorman: I'm The One To Beat Daniel Dubois! Boxing is Still in Doubt For 2020 Olympic Games Jaime Munguia Drops, Punishes Liam Smith For Decision Win Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Alberto Machado Drops, Decisions Mensah To Retain Title Gassiev Has No Excuses, Gives Full Praise To Usyk Machado vs. Mensah - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Munguia: High Possibility Smith Fight Ends in a Knockout Usyk vs. Gassiev - CompuBox Punch Stats Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Usyk: If Bellew Won't Come Down - I'll Face Him at Heavyweight Usyk Dominates Gassiev To Unify WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF Titles Usyk vs. Gassiev - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao-Loma, Canelo-GGG, More Video: Liam Smith Talks Pacquiao-Khan, Canelo, Khan-Brook Video: Jaime Munguia Talks Golovkin, Canelo, Charlo, More Cecilia Braekhus Dominates Inna Sagaydakovskaya Over Ten Fedor Chudinov Wins Controversial Decision Over Mohammedi Alberto Machado: I Want To Beat The Other Champions at 130 Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - CompuBox Historical Review Usyk, Gassiev Promise High Drama, Fireworks in WBSS Final Usyk vs. Gassiev - CompuBox Historical Review Usyk-Gassiev Results: Briedis Wins, Ponomarev Shocked Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Crushes Young Gil Bae in One Oleksandr Usyk-Murat Gassiev: Stats & Stakes Frank Warren: Liam Smith, At His Best, Will Beat Jaime Munguia Freddie Roach Focuses on Footwork For Alberto Machado Usyk: I'm Not Worried About Fighting Gassiev in Moscow Joshua: My Side is Signed, I Need To Get Wilder To Sign

Latest Active Forum Threads