When we talk about unbeaten American Heavyweights we tend to over-look the very promising Charles Martin (18-0-1, 16) who has actually been a fresh air in recent times. Martin, unlike many fights, is active, takes a few risks in terms of opponents and seems determined to progress as a fighter and become a contender through sheer hardwork.
On Wednesday night Martin ran up his 9th win in less than 12 months as he defended his WBO NABO Heavyweight title for the first time and stopped the heavy handed, though limited, Kertson Manswell (24-9, 18).
Manswell, once viewed as a contender, was dropped several times by Martin who still showed off some rough edges to his boxing but also showed some very nice touches.
It was one sided almost from the off before Manswell was stopped in round 3 though he's not the talking point, Martin is and Martin looks like one to keep a very close eye on, especially if he can continue to improve.