Vyacheslav Glazkov was on his way being knocked out from the very first round against Charles Martin, according to the new IBF champion’s manager Mike Borao.
Martin scored a third round stoppage over Glazkov due to a serious knee injury suffered by the Ukrainian but was on top for all three rounds on the unofficial WBN scorecard on Saturday night in New York.
Since being crowned champion, Glazkov’s promoter Kathy Duva told WBN that their team will review the tape before deciding what course of action to take, something Borao believes is largely unnecessary on their part.
“We are very happy with the win, but to be honest, I think Glazkov felt the power in round one,” Borao exclusively told World Boxing News.
“What you have to understand is that it’s very different actually being in the ring with Charles, and in my judgment, it was just a matter of time.
“Charles gets stronger as the rounds go on and Glazkov didn’t have the firepower to keep Charles off and survive twelve rounds. Having said that, it would have been great to get the stoppage but Charles will have plenty of opportunities to demonstrate all his abilities.
“It would have been great to get a clean knockout, but we got a third round stoppage and Charles is the new champion.”
Martin, 29, has been linked to fighting fellow world title holder’s Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder since wrapping the coveted red belt around his waist at the weekend, whilst Borao aims to secure an exciting match-up for the fans.
“Charles wants to give the crowd an exciting show, so the next opponent will likely be someone that likes to engage and that will provide entertainment value for the audience,” he said.