Charles Martin Reveals Why He Has No Respect for Top Heavyweights

Published 08/05/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 16: Charles Martin celebrates after defeating Vyacheslav Glazkov by TKO in the second round t win the IBF World Heavyweight Championship at Barclays Center on January 16, 2016 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


The modern era heavyweight division is filled with some sublime boxing talents. With an amalgamation of prodigies and veterans, the big men’s division seems to be at its peak. In that exuberant list, Charles Martin ranks as one true hotshot, who in no time has become a fan favorite.

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The American boxer is known for putting up his stern statements, coupled with mocking his adversaries. Recently, he went all out against the bigwigs of his division and revealed why he doesn’t respect them.

Speaking to Behind The Gloves, he said, “There’s a lot of really good young lions coming up in the heavyweight division. But man, I’m done being respectful, you know. I’m done with you know, these motherf*****s be ducking and dodging and doing the most too man, these top heavyweights, so I don’t go no f****n respect for them.”

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In his above statement, Martin stayed firm with his words and he gave out the real reason why he does not have any respect for his divisional fighters. A few days back, he engaged in a back and forth with the WBC interim champ, Dillian Whyte.

Martin expressed his interest in fighting ‘The Body Snatcher’. However, the latter scoffed over the same and didn’t really entertain ‘Prince Charles’.

Martin has a strong wish to fight for the heavyweight gold and he’s eager to get his hands on someone who’s in the title mix. That said, he thought of staging his next bout with Whyte.

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Is Charles Martin capable of ruling the heavyweight landscape?

Martin has hung around the big men’s division for a while. Despite that, he has never really gotten a chance to prove his worth against the biggest names.

Charles Martin celebrates defeating Gerald Washington by knockout in the heavy weight bout at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

‘Prince Charles’ definitely has the required weapons in his artillery to become a bigwig and all he needs is a chance. It’ll be intriguing to see how he does if he gets the same. Who do you want Charles Martin to take on next in his bid to rule the heavyweight division?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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