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Terry Martin, who was recently released from the UFC following his second straight loss at the hands of Marvin Eastman in February, will now try his hand at boxing.
The news comes from the Chicago Sun-Times, which states that Martin will take on Ricardo Upchurch in a cruiserweight bout Friday night as part of Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions latest show. Upchurch is 0-1 so far in his professional career.
According to Martin, boxing is something he’s always wanted to do since becoming involved with combat sports:
‘‘Boxing was my first love,’’ Martin said. ‘‘I started in mixed martial arts after wrestling in college at Northern Illinois University. It was a logical progression, but I’ve always had boxing in the back of my mind to get back to. Now’s a good time to get back to boxing, my training and sparring have been very good and I have no problem making weight. At this point I’m more excited about boxing than I am in MMA.’’
The article also goes on to confirm Martin’s participation at Combat Fighting Championships’ May 17th event at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. However whether or not he will be facing David Loiseau remains to be seen - Loiseau has apparently not signed to fight on the card according to The Fight Network.
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