Undefeated heavyweight challengers Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov will battle for the vacant IBF World Championship on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Barclays Center, live on SHOWTIME®. Glazkov vs. Martin joins the previously announced main event featuring undefeated WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., making the third defense of his title against confident Artur Szpilka (20-1, 15 KOs), of Wieliczka, Poland.
Glazkov was slated to take on Deontay Wilder in the main event but he supposedly pulled out of the negotiations when Tyson Fury was forced to vacate the IBF title. The IBF mandated Martin and Glazkov square off for the title. The move to have Martin-Glazkov added to the card likely sets up a fight between the winners of both heavyweight title fights.