Fighting words: How the advice of former champion Riddick Bowe helped Dominic Breazeale become a better boxer
A few years back in a Thai city renowned for hosting one of the world’s largest transgender beauty pageants, a former heavyweight champ’s career self-immolated in a blaze of questionable decision-making. And yet, those flames helped ignite the prospects of a younger fighter vying to become a champion like his seen-better-days hero.
Punches in bunches: Charles Martin aims to bring more excitement, a higher work rate to the heavyweight division
His personality is proportional to the rest of him: big, like the tires on an earthmover, inflated with élan in place of air.
Many boxers who decide to jump up in weight after a lengthy stint at a lower division do so cautiously—say with a couple of low-risk fights against no-name opponents. Omar Figueroa Jr. has opted for the exact opposite approach.