Martin Wins After Czar Knee Tears



Martin Wins After Czar Knee Tears

By Michael Woods

Prince Charles Martin liked winning the IBF heavyweight title but the way he won it didn't please him mightily. In round three at Barclays Center Saturday, foe Czar Glazkov went down from a tear in his right knee.

The ref waved it off, seeing he was too hurt to soldier on.

The time was 1:50 of the third, and the crowd, like Martin, was bummed. They wanted a lengthier scrum.

One judge had Martin up, one Czar and one had it even.

Martin, from St Louis, was more aggressive, and went 26-105 to 29-64 for the Ukrainian.

Martin, 249 pounds, went to 23-0-1 and Czar is 21-1-1.

A consolidation fight between Martin and whoever wins the Deontay Wilder-Artur Szpilka bout makes sense to NYFIGHTS.

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Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.