Charles Martin vs Anthony Joshua at The O2 on April 9, live on Sky Sports Box Office

Charles Martin - Anthony Joshua MBE will challenge Charles Martin for the IBF World Heavyweight title at The O2 on April 9, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Anthony Joshua MBE will challenge Charles Martin for the IBF World Heavyweight title at The O2 on April 9, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Martin travels to England to make the first defence of the title that he landed in Brooklyn in January against Vyacheslav Glazkov, and the unbeaten Californian puts the belt on the line in his first fight outside the States.

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Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua’s next foe should be announced inside 48-hours, says it could be IBF heavyweight champ Charles Martin in April

Charles Martin - As one would expect, unbeaten British heavyweight star Anthony Joshua has a ton of options available to him, for his next fight, set for April 9th, and the coming months. It is the next step in the pro career of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner that is of paramount importance right now though. And, in speaking with Sky Sports News HQ today, his promoter went into detail about how hard it is working out who is genuine in their calling out of “A.J” and who is not the real goods.

As one would expect, unbeaten British heavyweight star Anthony Joshua has a ton of options available to him, for his next fight, set for April 9th, and the coming months. It is the next step in the pro career of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner that is of paramount importance right now though. And, in speaking with Sky Sports News HQ today, his promoter went into detail about how hard it is working out who is genuine in their calling out of “A.J” and who is not the real goods.

Read moreEddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua’s next foe should be announced inside 48-hours, says it could be IBF heavyweight champ Charles Martin in April

Charles Martin looking at a number of options for first title defence: Joshua, Arreola, Breazeale, Szpilka

Charles Martin - Brand new IBF heavyweight champion “Prince” Charles Martin is eagerly looking forward to his very first title defence. After winning the vacant belt (stripped as it was from Tyson Fury mere days after he’d relieved Wladimir Klitschko of the belt, and also the WBO, WBA and IBO straps) in disappointing fashion against Vyacheslav Glazkov, who injured a knee and could not continue, the unbeaten big man wants a satisfying fight.

Brand new IBF heavyweight champion “Prince” Charles Martin is eagerly looking forward to his very first title defence. After winning the vacant belt (stripped as it was from Tyson Fury mere days after he’d relieved Wladimir Klitschko of the belt, and also the WBO, WBA and IBO straps) in disappointing fashion against Vyacheslav Glazkov, who injured a knee and could not continue, the unbeaten big man wants a satisfying fight.

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Charles Martin: ‘My Time to Shine Will Come!’

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Brand new IBF Heavyweight Champion “Prince” Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) should be on cloud nine. In just his seventh year of boxing and slightly over third as a professional, Martin already finds himself the sixth southpaw to have ever won a heavyweight championship after scoring a TKO 3 over Ukrainian top contender Vyacheslav Glazkov last Saturday night, January 16, at the Barclay’s Center in New York.

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Doctor Assesses Glazkov’s Knee Injury

Charles Martin - The radiology report is in and it appears that heavyweight contender Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov suffered a more severe knee injury than originally believed in his bout with Charles Martin on Saturday night.

The radiology report is in and it appears that heavyweight contender Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov suffered a more severe knee injury than originally believed in his bout with Charles Martin on Saturday night.

Dr. Steven Stoller, a, New Jersey Orthopedic Surgeon and who specializes in sports medicine, watched the Glazkov fight live last Saturday night. The doctor said that in the third round, while avoiding a punch, Glazkov’s right knee “pivot shifted,” which in layman’s terms is a partial dislocation of the knee (and is indicative of an ACL injury), when he went down the first time, which the referee ruled a slip. Glazkov continued fighting until presumably injuring his knee further when the bout was called off with 30 seconds remaining in the third round.

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The Heavyweights – High on potential or low on talent?

Charles Martin - Barely a month into 2016 and we’ve already seen some interesting developments in the normally sleep inducing heavyweight scene.  I hate to open an article with such a statement as, traditionally, the division has always been the jewel in the crown of world boxing but, as we know, times have changed. I grew up in an era where we looked to the golden years of the 70’s when Ali, Frazier, Foreman and Norton plied their trade and it would be an injustice not to mention Holmes in that list.

Barely a month into 2016 and we’ve already seen some interesting developments in the normally sleep inducing heavyweight scene. I hate to open an article with such a statement as, traditionally, the division has always been the jewel in the crown of world boxing but, as we know, times have changed. I grew up in an era where we looked to the golden years of the 70’s when Ali, Frazier, Foreman and Norton plied their trade and it would be an injustice not to mention Holmes in that list.

These days we look to the likes of Tyson, Holyfield and Lewis for inspiration. Names like Tim Witherspoon, Ray Mercer and the late Tommy Morrison are often discussed purely on the level of sheer excitement that they brought to the ring and the world yearns for a warrior of the modern age to capture our imagination.

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Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov with big test against Charles Martin

Charles Martin - Brooklyn, NY: As undefeated heavyweight Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov (21-0-1, 13 KOs) prepares to face southpaw Charles Martin (22-0-1, 20 KOs) at the Barclays Center on Saturday for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Title, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist is feeling no pressure because he has already competed on the sporting world's biggest stage in Beijing.

Brooklyn, NY: As undefeated heavyweight Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (21-0-1, 13 KOs) prepares to face southpaw Charles Martin (22-0-1, 20 KOs) at the Barclays Center on Saturday for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Title, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist is feeling no pressure because he has already competed on the sporting world’s biggest stage in Beijing.

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Charles Martin – Vyacheslav Glazkov Interview Transcript

Charles Martin - Lou DiBella - Welcome to the final conference call for the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing show, January 16 of this new year at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The show will begin at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME. It's a world championship, heavyweight championship doubleheader. These are the first two heavyweight title fights in over 100 years in Brooklyn on the same night, 115 years since the last heavyweight title fight in Brooklyn. And there'll be two on the same night on January 16 on SHOWTIME.

Lou DiBella – Welcome to the final conference call for the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing show, January 16 of this new year at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The show will begin at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME. It’s a world championship, heavyweight championship doubleheader. These are the first two heavyweight title fights in over 100 years in Brooklyn on the same night, 115 years since the last heavyweight title fight in Brooklyn. And there’ll be two on the same night on January 16 on SHOWTIME.

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

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

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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