Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KO) captured a version of the heavyweight title as he won a technical decision stoppage over Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (21-0-2, 13 KO) in a co-featured Showtime boxing card in Brooklyn.
The taller Martin used his height and size advantage fighting tall against a smaller opponent in Glaskov. In first two rounds, both fighters started slow and worked from the outside.
Early in the third round, Glazkov slipped and as he stand up looked like something was wrong with his leg. In the final sequence, Glazkov threw a punch to the body and Martin countered a right hand that landed on Glazkov’s gloves. But Glazkov fell down on the canvas and in tremendous pain, motioning to his knee. The referee initiated the mandatory count to signal an official knockdown. Glazkov told the referee that he’s unable to continue.
It was later found out by ringside doctor that the injury possibly a torn ACL. Right after the fight, Glazkov left the arena for medical attention.
Martin is now the second American that captured a piece of the heavyweight title.