Springfield, New Jersey: Today the IBF held a purse bid for the upcoming battle between Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov (21-0-1, 13 KOs) and Charles Martin (22-0-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Title at their offices in Springfield, NJ, which Warriors Boxing won. The much-anticipated fight will take place on January 16, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The winning bid was $1,238,000 and the IBF has ordered that the split will be 65-35 in favor of Glazkov.
Glazkov won the #1 position in the IBF when he defeated Steve Cunningham back in March so the 31-year old from Lugansk, Ukraine is excited to finally get his shot at the IBF belt in his first world title fight. He said, "I am looking forward to getting back in the ring and finally getting my opportunity to fight for a world title. I want to thank everyone who helped me get to this place in my career."
Main Events' CEO Kathy Duva added, "We are thrilled that Czar is getting his world title fight right away and in our own backyard! The turn around is quick, but both fighters will have the same amount of time to prepare so it's fair. On top of fighting for his first world title,Glazkov is going to get more money for this fight than we were offered for any other fight and we won't be tied to any future options. This is a great deal for everyone involved."
Duva co-promotes Glazkov with Kirill Pchelnikov of Pushka Promotions. Pushka and Main Events put in a bid today but Pchelnikov remarked, "It does not matter we didn't win the purse bid and it doesn't matter where the fight will be. Maybe next time we will be able to take Glazkov to fight in Russia when he is champion!" Photo Credits:Rich Graessle/Main Events.