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Al Haymon's role in Charles Martin's heavyweight title shot raises conflict questions

Al Haymon's role in Charles Martin's heavyweight title shot raises conflict questions

In a test of powerful boxing manager Al Haymon’s ability to balance the needs of his stable with his own fight promotion, Southland heavyweight Charles Martin on Tuesday landed a chance to fight for the newly vacant International Boxing Federation heavyweight title.

Martin’s opportunity was presented when the IBF stripped recently crowned champion Tyson Fury of one of the three heavyweight titles he earned by defeating long-reigning Wladimir Klitschko in Germany on Nov. 28.

Fury rejected fighting 2008 Olympian Vyacheslav Glazkov of Ukraine in favor of pursuing a richer rematch against Klitschko.

Haymon, who runs Premier Boxing Champions, then acted by pulling...

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