World’s Scariest Man shows off speed and footwork as training ramps up for Iranian Hulk

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The self-proclaimed World’s Scariest Man has shown off his speed and footwork as his training ramps up ahead of his fight against the so-called ‘Iranian Hulk’.

Martyn Ford will take on Sajad Gharibi in April at the O2 Arena and has been training intensely ahead of the bout.

Ford is a towering weightlifter from the West Midlands, standing at 6ft 8in, with his body covered by muscles and tattoos.

He bulked up after suffering an injury while playing cricket 19 years ago and now shows off his huge muscles to a social media following of more than three million people.



Martyn Ford is preparing to face the Iranian Hulk
Martyn Ford is preparing to face the Iranian Hulk

He has kept his followers up to date with his training for his clash with the Iranian Hulk and his latest video shows his speed and footwork.

Set up in his boxing gym are four lights and stands, which Ford had to put his hand over when they lit up.

With his trainers shouting “keep moving” Ford completed the reaction time test, moving left to right to scan the lights.

The video was 30 seconds long and while he admitted that he has “work to do”, Ford believes it is an important skill.

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Ford had to hit a series of flashing lights in a reaction test
Ford had to hit a series of flashing lights in a reaction test

“Getting the body and the mind working simultaneously is so important for all sports, the only difference is in this sport, you get punished badly if you make a mistake,” he wrote as the caption for the video.

“I know its slow, I know I have work to do …. that’s what excites me, the JOURNEY of improvement. Don’t worry where you start, focus on where you can get to.”

Ford has previously insisted that he is taking his training very seriously and detailed the regime he is undergoing ahead of the fight.



Ford showed off his footwork ahead of the April fight
Ford showed off his footwork ahead of the April fight


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“For those who doubted I was taking this seriously, when I say I am 100% in. Sparring with literally the best in the WORLD. It doesn’t get any more serious than that,” he said.

“We are four five hours a day training at the moment and then rehab three times a week. I also have physio every week keeping me going forward really and making that transition into lifting weights.”