The much maligned US Heavyweight scene has been in the doldrums for quite a while and it's fair to say that when the Heavyweight scene is dead so to is the attention of a lot of casual fans. Despite the relatively weak US scene we are starting to see a new wave of interesting fighters lead by Deontay Wilder.
Amongst this new wave is the unbeaten and heavy handed Charles Martin (17-0-1, 15) who looks to continue his unbeaten run this Wednesday when he takes on Trinidad and Tobago's Kertson Manswell (24-8, 18). The bout, Martin's 5th of the year, will see him trying to record his 8th successive stoppage and arguably his highest profile.
Manswell was once viewed as a contender himself though his recent form has been appalling. He has lost 8 of his last 12 and 5 of his last 6. With that in mind w can't see anything but a win for Martin who does appear to be one of the most exciting US prospects in the Heavyweight division.
Whilst we'd like to slate Martin for his choice of opponent we need to accept that he is staying active and this will be his 9th bout in less than 12 months. That level of activity is brilliant and a few weak touches are to be expected when your fighting eevry 6 or so weeks.