News | Sep 07 2018

Charles Martin is on his way back

'I’m going to get myself back to the position I want to be. That’s at the top of the heavyweight division,' says forgotten former champ Charles Martin
Charles Martin
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CHARLES MARTIN is attempting to rebuild. His reign as world champion was less than glorious. He collected the then vacant IBF heavyweight title in 2016 when Vyacheslav Glazkov’s knee collapsed beneath him inside the third round. It took Anthony Joshua a mere two rounds to relieve Martin of his title.

It seemed the American would fade into obscurity. He had two low key bouts in 2017, boxing in Alexandria and Tunica. But on Saturday (September 8), he has a chance to claw his way back to the big time. Martin fight Adam Kownacki on the Danny Garcia-Shawn Porter undercard at the Barclays Center in New York.

“I’m going to go in there and put on a show. I’m going to get myself back to the position I want to be. That’s at the top of the heavyweight division,” Martin says. “I’m in phenomenal shape. I’ve been working hard for two and a half months. We’re back to where we need to be and you’ll see it on Saturday.