Charles Martin wants to unify the titles

Image: Charles Martin wants to unify the titlesBy Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like #13 IBF Dereck Chisora can forget about him fighting new IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) in his next fight, because Martin is looking for much bigger game than a fringe level contender like the 32-year-old Chisora.

The 6’5” Martin says he was a unification fight against WBC champ Deontay Wilder or IBO/WBA/WBO belt holder Tyson Fury for his next fight. Martin wants the big money fights that count rather than wasting his tiome on the smaller fights that won’t bring him that much.

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Peter Fury: Charles Martin is as good as Deontay Wilder

1-MARTIN VS GLAZKOV-FIGHT NIGHT-01162016-0092By Scott Gilfoid: Peter Fury, the trainer for IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, says he was impressed with what he saw of American heavyweight Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) last Saturday night in him beating Vyacheslav Glazkov (21-1-1, 13 KOs) to win the vacant IBF heavyweight title in their fight in New York.

The 6’5” Martin twice put Glazkov on the canvas in the 3rd round. They were called slips, but the slips were initiated by Martin throwing powerful right hand shots at Glazkov, which caused him to hit the canvas while trying to get out of the way of them.

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Tyson Fury bellyaching about IBF giving Charles Martin 1 year to defend title

1-MARTIN AND FURY-FIGHT NIGHT-01162016-0573By Scott Gilfoid: IBF president Daryl Peoples has given newly crowned IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) one year to defend his title against his next opponent after winning the belt last Saturday night with an impressive third round stoppage win over #1 IBF Vyacheslav Glazkov (21-1-1, 13 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

This news has the recently stripped champion Tyson Fury up in arms, yapping left and right, as he feels that the IBF wants to keep their IBF title in the United States rather than have someone based outside of the U.S to hold it.

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Are you ready for the new era in the Heavyweight Division?

1-wilderszpilka (1)By Gerardo Granados: So it’s January now, maybe the reader knows that this month was named after Janus, an ancient god of beginnings and transitions. It is curious that Janus would help Mars to bring to us the fight fans, a promising new era in the heavyweight division. But, to be fair, it all begin back in November 2015 when Tyson Fury slain the dragon that kept the heavyweight division hostage in the dark for almost an entire decade. And now we can see how on the boxing media the heavies are regaining attention from fight fans.

The IBF moved extremely fast to strip the heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury from their strap. Last weekend we all saw how, a new manufactured IBF heavyweight belt holder was created, in perhaps one of the worst ways possible.

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Dereck Chisora calls out Charles Martin for title shot

1-MARTIN VS GLAZKOV-FIGHT NIGHT-01162016-0063By Scott Gilfoid: #13 IBF fringe contender Dereck Chisora (25-5, 17 KOs) showed up at the newly crowned IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin’s press conference last Saturday night to call him out for a fight. I wouldn’t say Chisora was begging for a title shot against Martin, but I do think looked bad with the way he was asking for it. Martin’s management told Chisora to have his promoter Kalle Sauerland call them up to discuss a potential fight. Martin, 6’5”, defeated #1 IBF Vyacheslav Glazkov (21-1-1, 13 KOs) by a 3rd round TKO to win the vacant IBF heavyweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The fight was stopped after Glazkov reportedly tore an ACL in his right knee after slipping on the canvas. He was unable to continue fighting after the injury in the third.
After the fight, Martin was vocal about wanting to fight a unification match against IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

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Joseph Parker sees nothing special in Charles Martin

1-MARTIN VS GLAZKOV-FIGHT NIGHT-01162016-0470By Tim Fletcher: 6’5” American Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) captured the IBF heavyweight title last Saturday night with a 3rd round injury stoppage win over #1 IBF Vyachaslav Glazkov (21-1-1, 13 KOs) on the Deontay Wilder vs. Artur Szpilka card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight was stopped at 1:50 of the third round after the 31-year-old Glazkov suffered a right knee injury that prevented him from continuing the fight.

Before the bout was halted, Martin had done little to impress. #7 IBF contender Joseph Parker (17-0, 15 KOs) did not see much from Martin to be impressed about.

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David Haye targeting Deontay Wilder and Charles Martin

haye6444By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (27-2, 25 KOs) returned to the ring last Saturday night in stopping an over-matched, inexperienced 33-year-old Mark De Mori (30-2-2, 26 KOs) in the first round at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Haye was so excited about his easy win over De Mori that he’s now saying that he believes he’s only two or three fights away from fighting for a world title in the heavyweight division.

I know it’s hard to imagine a fighter as old as De Mori being inexperienced, but if you looked at his resume, it’s filled with 2nd and 3rd tier opposition. I don’t consider that as real experience. De Mori seems to have started out his career against horrible opposition the way normal fighters do, but instead of progressing to incredibly better opposition, he pretty much continued to face the poor opposition through much of his career.

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Charles Martin defeats Vyacheslav Glazkov, captures IBF title

martin123(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment) By Dan Ambrose: In a surprise ending, #4 IBF Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) defeated #1 IBF Vyacheslav Glazkov (21-1-1, 13 KOs) by a 3rd round stoppage on Saturday night to win the vacant IBF heavyweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Glazkov injured his right knee in the third round somehow. Glazkov slipped on the canvas twice in the round. The fight was halted after the second slip, as Glazkov wasn’t able to continue. The referee counted it as a knockdown on the second slip even though a punch didn’t land.

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Purses: Wilder $1.5M, Szpilka $250K; Glazkov $524K, Martin $250K

WILDER VS SZPILKA-WEIGH IN-01152015-9746By Allan Fox: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs) won’t be getting the big money tonight that we saw from welterweight stars Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao last year with them both making huge money, but he will get a nice paycheck all the same.

Wilder will be getting $1.5 million for his fight against challenger Artur Szpilka (20-1, 15 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Szpilka will be getting considerably less at $250,000. However, Szpilka will be getting extra Polish television money that will bump up his payday.

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Weights: Wilder 228.5, Szpilka 233

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By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs) was outweighed by 11 pounds by challenger Artur Szpilka (20-1, 15 KOs) at Friday’s weigh-in for their fight on Showtime Championship Boxing this Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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