Vyacheslav Glazkov (21-1-1, 13 KOs) suffered a torn ACL when he squared off against Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday for the vacant IBF heavyweight title.
Unfortunately for fans the fight had barely made it out of first gear when it was stopped. Glazkov held his own in the first, working his jab, but Martin made ground in the second and third rounds with his superior power starting to eat away at Glazkov.
Around a minute into the third round Glazkov was forced to retire from the bout after slipping in the center of the ring. Glazkov’s didn’t seem the same after the first fall, he slipped again moments later, after which he told the referee he was unable to carry on.
It was clear neither fighter wanted to see the fight stopped in such a manner and Martin, after being crowned a heavyweight world champion, stated “I still wanted to fight. It was a 12-round fight. We trained for 12 rounds. We were just gonna get stronger”.