Glazkov-Martin added to Wilder-Szpilka card on 1/16

Glazkov-Martin added to Wilder-Szpilka card on 1/16

BROOKLYN (Dec. 22, 2015) – Four heavyweights will meet in two world title fights for one history-making night in Brooklyn.

Undefeated heavyweight challengers Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov will battle for the vacant IBF World Championship on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Barclays Center, live on SHOWTIME®. Glazkov vs. Martin joins the previously announced main event featuring undefeated WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., making the third defense of his title against confident Artur Szpilka (20-1, 15 KOs), of Wieliczka, Poland.

“There has not been a heavyweight title fight in Brooklyn in 115 years. On Jan. 16, there will be two,” said Promoter Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment.

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Statement on Glazkov-Martin Title Fight

Springfield, New Jersey: Today the IBF held a purse bid for the upcoming battle between Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (21-0-1, 13 KOs) and Charles Martin (22-0-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Title at their offices in Springfield, NJ, which Warriors Boxing won. The much-anticipated fight will take place on January 16, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The winning bid was $1,238,000 and the IBF has ordered that the split will be 65-35 in favor of Glazkov.

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Heavyweights Charles Martin & Dominic Breazeale Looking to Shine on Wilder/Duhaupas Card

Heavyweights Charles Martin & Dominic Breazeale Looking to Shine on Wilder/Duhaupas Card

The American’s don’t have the best of the heavyweight division at the moment, with Shannon Briggs the last native to [briefly] hold a portion of the crown 8 years ago before current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder came along and picked up the green belt in January.

With Beijing 2008 bronze medalist Wilder suffering widespread criticism for his upcoming fight against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday, two of the country’s next best divisional stars make an outing on the undercard in front of a network [terrestrial] audience, although as with the headliner, both are going in against relatively underwhelming opposition.

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