Everett “Bigfoot” Martin passes

Sad to announce the passing of famed boxing gatekeeper Everett “Bigfoot” Martin at the age of 58. His record of 20-39, 9 KOs doesn’t reflect how tough Martin was. An undersized heavyweight who would go rounds, Everett’s resume looked like a who’s who of the heavyweight division:

Ruslan Chagaev, Albert Sosnowski, Siarhei Liakhovich, Luan Krasniqi, Timo Hoffmann, David Bostice, Obed Sullivan, Joe Hipp, Wladimir Klitschko (twice), Fres Oquendo, Willi Fischer, Lamon Brewster, Danell Nicholson, Lance Whitaker, Ed Mahone, Tony Tubbs, Herbie Hide, Larry Holmes, Tony Tucker, Tim Witherspoon, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Bonecrusher Smith, Francesco Damiani, Gary Mason, George Foreman, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Johnny Du Plooy, and Bert Cooper were just some of Martin’s opponents. He beat Withersponn and Cooper.

Martin was a regular on television and at one point he fought nine straight heavyweight champions! There will never be another like him. RIP.

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  • Such a hard fighting heavyweight, a gatekeeper in the heavyweight division for many years, R.I.P., BIGFOOT!!!

  • One of the greatest journeymen of all time. Period. Rest easy and congrats on a life well lived!

  • Wow. I remember his upset decision victory over Tim Witherspoon years ago, among many other fights back then. RIP Everett Martin.

  • Thanks for the memories and your gutsy performances Bigfoot! R.I.P. Big Guy.

  • Wow. Reading that list of heavyweight fighters brought back a lot of memories over the last 25+ years.

  • I remember seeing him fight so many times. A very likeable person. You are remembered dearly Bigfoot!! RIP

  • Such an awesome and humble fighter, was also a house hold name. Popular indeed and all heart. May he Rest In Peace and may God comfort his family and loved ones…

  • There truly needs to be a section of the Hall of Fame dedicated to journeymen like Martin

    • Agree 100% that would be the least they can do for them ; these tough journey men’s diservede it.

  • Sad to hear. He was still young. He came up in boxing the hardest way possible and still made a name for himself as a respected fighter, never to be taken lightly. I hope he had a decent life after boxing. RIP champ!

  • I think I remember him losing a decision to a young guy one time and then giving him pointers in the ring after their fight. To me that is the sign of a good guy! RIP

  • His fight with George foreman was hilarious, he was quoting scriptures out loud between rounds!!! RIP

  • Sad sad news. I remember Martin fighting most of the heavyweights listed in particular another deceased fighter in Gary Mason. R.I.P Everett. You did great.

  • Bigfoot brought it on in all his fights. A journeyman, but that type of fighter that had much more than his record shows and everybody knew him. RIP Everett Martin.

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