CHARLES MARTIN and Vyacheslav Glazkov limber up for the media at Brooklyn’s renowned Gleason’s Gym ahead of their vacant IBF heavyweight clash this Saturday night.
Here’s what they had to say:
“Getting to this point is very exciting but it will feel even sweeter when I walk out of that ring with the belt on Saturday. Heavyweight boxing is back.
“I’m going to go out there on my A-game. I’m going to box and I’m going to show off my power for everyone.
“We want to go in there and figure this guy out. We’re going to break through the barrier and end up on the other side a world champion.
“I’ve been doing my normal work in camp. We had some great sparring that got me ready for Saturday night.
“I’m not one to talk except when the media brings it out of me, but I definitely prefer to let my hands do the talking.
“I feel really good. I’m ready. My body is coming back stronger after training in Big Bear, California.
“This is the heavyweight division. One punch can change anything. I’m coming to be the IBF World Champion.”
“I’m only going to pay attention to what’s going on in the ring. If I relax I will be successful.
“I would like to take care of this bout and then work on unifying all the titles.
“My opponent has some skills but I have faced the better opposition. Power alone does not win a fight.
“I was always more successful fighting the bigger guys, so I am not worried about his size.
“My sparring partners were all perfect in preparing me for this fight. I am very confident in my preparation and it will show on Saturday night.
“I’ve seen some video of him. He’s definitely a tall guy. I’ve prepared especially for my opponent and anything he can do in the ring.”