Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin added onto HBO PPV card of Canelo vs GGG
August 3, 2017
Anna Aguilar (131 articles)

Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin added onto HBO PPV card of Canelo vs GGG

Photo By Ray Navarrette

WBC Continental Americas Lightweight champion, Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin, will make his second appearance on a televised pay-per-view card September 16th, on the Canelo-GGG card.

The 24 year-old, Chattanooga, TN native trains out of Cleveland, OH under Joe Delguyd, and has recently been creeping into the mouths of boxing enthusiasts a bit more. “This is another unique chance to showcase my skills to the world. I’m excited for the opportunity,” said Martin.

Martin’s manager, Tim Van Newhouse, confirmed Wednesday that Martin would indeed be fighting in a 10-round bout against an opponent, yet to be determined, on the mega fight card in Las Vegas. Not a stranger to the big lights, Martin made his HBO PPV debut on the GGG-Jacobs card this past March against Bryant Cruz.

Martin stopped Cruz in the 8th round on his HBO PPV debut in March. Photo by Ismael Gallardo

In his first 10-round bout, Martin stopped Cruz in the eighth round. In his second 10-round bout, Martin grabbed the full rounds with a unanimous decision win over Marcos Jimenez. Now, going into his third 10-round bout, Van Newhouse wants to be sure Martin’s opponent will be a top-10 leveled fighter in the lightweight division.

“Tom (Loeffler) and I want Ryan to fight a top-10 opponent for this platform,” Van Newhouse told RingTv.com. “This is all part of our plan for his development to vie for a world title in 2018.”

Van Newhouse and Loeffler, CEO of K2 Promotions, have been working together very closely to get Martin’s career on track to a world title. Prior to working with Loeffler, Martin was signed with SMS Promotions, owned by rapper, 50 cent. The ligation after SMS went bankrupt paused Martin’s boxing career for a year. Since the ligation lift, Martin’s career has quickly become back on track with the help of K2 Promotions.

Martin lands a left on Marcos Jimenez in their June bout. Photo By: Ray Navarrette

“My relationship with Tom Loeffler is really good. So most people think we are signed to K2. However, that’s not true. We are a promotional free agent. Tom just helps me in a lot of ways as a good friend and business advisor,” said Van Newhouse.

Martin has landed a few bouts on the undercard of Golovkin’s HBO cards since April 2016.

Boxing fans can follow “Blue Chip” on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter at @bluechipboxer for more updates on camp and his upcoming bout.



Cover photo by Mikey Williams for Team Martin



Anna Aguilar