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Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin Odds, Pick and Prediction

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Dec 29, 2021 · 10:12 AM PST

Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin boxing odds
US boxer Charles Martin is on his knees during the IBF heavyweight title bout between US boxer Charles Martin and British boxer Anthony Joshua at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, April 9, 2016.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin emanates from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and broadcasts on FOX Sports pay per view. The Cuban boxer is listed as the -450 favorite in the Ortiz vs Martin odds.

Let’s analyze the Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin odds via BetMGM as we provide our best bet for the bout.

Ortiz vs Martin Odds

Fighter Odds
Luis Ortiz -450
Charles Martin +350

Odds as of December 29th

Luis Ortiz’s Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Martin

Ortiz is a stalwart heavyweight contender and a veteran who has spent over a decade competing professionally.

Someone who has shown an underrated fight IQ over the years. As well as an ability/patience to sustain his KO power to end things in either in the first frame or final frame of the bout.

His last outing saw him dispatch his opponent 45 seconds into the fight. Luis Ortiz is looking to maintain that momentum as he returns after close to fourteen months out of the ring.

The only two losses of Ortiz’s career came across a pair of WBC world title bids against generational heavyweight KO great Deontay Wilder.

These were fights that Luis Ortiz was winning up until he was touched with the preternatural power of The Bronze Bomber.

Ortiz vs Martin Recent Fights

win via KO Fight 1 win via TKO
loss via KO Fight 2 win via TKO
win via UD Fight 3 win via DQ
win via KO Fight 4 loss via UD

It could be a third time’s the charm sort of situation. A victory over a former IBF champ in an IBF title eliminator could likely net Ortiz one more crack at a world championship.

Charles Martin returns to the ring for the first time in close to two years in his first competitive effort amid the global pandemic.

Charles Martin’s Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Ortiz

Martin is a former world heavyweight champion who dropped his IBF crown to Anthony Joshua in his first pro loss.

A victory here over a former multi-time title challenger in Ortiz would put his win streak at four and make a case for Martin to get a crack at becoming a two-time world champion next.

These two warriors are proven KO artists which makes sense why oddsmakers have situated this bout not going the distance at -300.

In terms of the prop bets, a KO or TKO victory is seen as the likeliest path to victory for both (Ortiz at -190 with Martin at +550 for KO or TKO prop figures).

Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin Tale of the Tape

32-2 Record 28-2-1
27 Knockouts 25
6’4 Height 6’5
78″ Reach 80″
Southpaw Stance Southpaw

Luis Ortiz vs Charles Martin Pick & Prediction

There’s a lot of pugilistic parity in this fight that very much is not reflected in the odds.

I think that each has faced certain mid-tier competition across their recent few bouts, and each represents the toughest test the other has faced in a while.

This contest is scheduled for twelve rounds, and I do see this one going to the judges’ scorecards. I think the heavy-handed proclivities of both will create a certain sense of range management and defensive responsibility. Not to say that they’ll be shy to engage, but I can see this being an entertaining yet measured affair.

This fight going the distance (+210) and Martin winning via decision (+800) both present good value as prop bets in this looming number one contender’s bout. But in terms of a fight winner, take Charles Martin at +350 in the Ortiz vs Martin odds.

Pick: Charles Martin (+350) at BetMGM

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