Boxing’s Stan “The Man” Martyniouk Looking to Make Statement in 2018
To be the best, you have to train with the best. Stan Martyniouk has done just that. Ahead of his fight on September 22nd, we had a chance to sit down and talk with him.
The love of boxing started at a very young age for Stan “The Man.” With his dad boxing when he was a kid, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. “Well, I got into boxing at a young age. My dad used to box. When I was growing up, we didn’t have a babysitter so he used to take me to the gym with him, both me and my brother. I just wanted to try it out. So I asked my dad and I’ve just been doing it ever since.”
In one of his recent bouts, Martyniouk spoke on some of the adversity he’s had to overcome in his career. Ahead of his fight with Carlos Bacasequa Luzania, Stan “The Man” didn’t even know who he was fighting until he stepped in the ring.
“My opponent got switched three times.”
“I didn’t see my opponent at the weigh-ins, the only time I saw who I was fighting when I walked into the ring and I was waiting in the ring and he walked in. That was definitely interesting. I’ve never seen it before. I didn’t know how many fights he had until afterward. It was definitely an interesting event.”
Stan Martyniouk is no stranger to adversity either. His management team kept him out of action from June of 2016 to January of 2017 and then had to wait until July of 2018 for his next fight.
“It was a promotional contract issue. I was signed with a promoter and he kept promising me fights. I kept training for a full year, thinking I was going to fight in May for a regional title. Then he said it got pushed back to June, then to August and to October. Then in 2018, I was going to get a tune-up fight in January and then come back and fight in April for sure in Minnesota. That fight didn’t happen and I asked for a release.”
After dealing with an incompetent management team who would consistently promise Martyniouk fights and not following through, Stan is finally back on track. Last fighting in January of 2017, Stan finally fought a couple weeks ago. Getting the win and a tune up fight, he’s looking for more action before the year is out.
Sparring with legends
Martyniouk also has trained with legend Manny Pacquiao and Terrance Crawford as well, giving him ample experience to be the best he can be. “Manny Pacquiao brought me in as a main sparring partner and I was out in the Philippines for two months. It was definitely a great experience I’ll never forget. Just being in the ring with a legend like that helped me get so much better. Me being able to get in there with them giving them a hard time sparring gave me a lot of confidence.
Stan also gained a lot of experience sparring with Crawford as well. “With Terrance Crawford, we were very competitive with each other because we fought each other as amateurs. When he brought me into camp, it was great sparring, very competitive. Terrance a is great guy. He doesn’t like to lose in anything. If it’s a basketball game, wrestling, boxing, he always wants to win. He’s a hard worker and that’s why he’s the best in the world right now.”
Martyniouk’s next opponent hasn’t been determined yet but his next bout is on September 22nd in Oregon.
Canelo and GGG 2 is on the boxing world’s mind now, just a week out. Stan Martyniouk had some thoughts on the highly anticipated rematch. “I’m going to go with GGG. I feel like Canelo had a lot on him testing positive and all. I think GGG is going to take it this time.”
“I’m out to make a huge statement this year. Back on track and we’re hoping to end the year with more fights and we’re looking to get on the world stage next year!” Stan “The Man” is back and ready for more action.
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