Joshua says he’ll fight Dillian Whyte again if he wants rematch

joshua68By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) says he is game for a rematch with his former conqueror Dillian Whyte (16-1, 13 KOs) if he wants another fight. The two fighters are currently 1-1 in their rivalry after Joshua recently beat the injured Whyte by a seventh round knockout last December to avenge an earlier loss to him in the amateur ranks in 2009.

The difference is Whyte was injured during the rematch last December, and he could not fight hard for more than one round. Whyte came into the fight with a bang up left shoulder, which got worse after he tweaked it in the 2nd while knocking Joshua silly.

“It’s rock and roll. If he wants another fight, we’ll do it again, no problem. It’s rock and roll. Me and Dillian, round two,” Joshua said to

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Joshua denies he is afraid of Charles Martin

joshua2By Scott Gilfoid: After IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) said that he spotted fear in the eyes of his opponent #2 WBC, #2 WBO Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) during their recent face off at their first press conference, Joshua was quick to deny that he’s afraid of the 6’5” American talent.

Joshua says he has zero fear of the hard-hitting Martin. Of course, when you hear someone denying that they are afraid, it can be said that they really are. I am just saying. If Joshua is afraid of Martin, then that is okay.

It does not matter. It’s not like it’s the end of the world if Joshua is afraid of Martin. It just means that he has a healthy amount of respect for the talent of Martin, and he’s starting to realize what could happen if he lands his big shots.

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Matthew Macklin vs. Brian Rose on April 9 on Martin-Joshua card

macklin56By Scott Gilfoid: #8 IBF, #11 WBC junior middleweight contender Matthew Macklin (34-6, 22 KOs) will be facing former world title challenger Brian Rose (28-3-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled 12 round bout on April 9 on the undercard of the heavyweight clash between IBF champion Charles Martin and Anthony Joshua at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

The card will be televised on Sky Box Office. The Macklin-Rose fight will take place in the 154lb division. Macklin recently moved down to that weight class in his last fight against Jason Welborn last October.

I can’t say that Macklin looks any better at 154 than he did at 160, but at least he didn’t get knocked out, so that’s a positive.

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Charles Martin: I’m not afraid of muscles [Joshua]

Image: Charles Martin: I’m not afraid of muscles [Joshua]By Scott Gilfoid: IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) says he wanted to fight unbeaten Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) a long time. Martin saw something in the 6’6” Joshua that made him want to get him inside the ring. That’s why Martin threw the 26-year-pld Joshua a bone by choosing to fight him next without him earning the shot first by becoming the IBF mandatory challenger.

As of now, Joshua is ranked at No.4 by the IBF and Martin didn’t need to fight him if he didn’t want to. Martin says he’s not afraid of big muscles, which is clearly a shot at Joshua. If you look at Joshua’s physique, he looks like a bodybuilder, and he also looks like someone who could punch holes through walls.

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Peter Fury picks Charles Martin to defeat Anthony Joshua

martin123By Scott Gilfoid: Peter Fury, the trainer for IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, is favoring IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) to defeat #2 WBC, #2 WBO, #4 IBF Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) in their fight on April 9 on Sky Box Office from the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Peter notes that the 6’5” Martin is someone who will hit you back if you nail him with something, and that could be a problem for Joshua. He has been dishing it out and not getting much in return from the fodder that his promoter Eddie Hearn has been digging up for him since he signed on with his Matchroom Sport promotions in 2013.

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Is Anthony Joshua being rushed to title against Charles Martin?

joshua6By Gerardo Granados: Next April 9 at the O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, the IBF heavyweight belt holder Prince Charles Martin W23(21)-L0-D1 6´5″ height and 80″ reach will fight against a promising “prospect” named Anthony Joshua W15(15)-L0-D0. But is the young lion ready? It is hard to believe that an inexperienced prospect would be given a shot at the title too soon with just 15 fights and no real experience defeating top ten contenders.

Joshua was blessed by the boxing gods with superior physical attributes than many of his peers. At 6´6″ height and 82″ reach; strong 238 pounds of solid muscle and freakish punching power in both hands. But, it seems his boxing skills haven´t improved to the level of top competition just yet.

There is no doubt the young lion still has plenty of room for improvement. Right now he seems like a one-dimensional boxer. To deny it would be useless.

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Whyte: Anthony Joshua vs. Charles Martin is 50-50 fight

whyte555By Scott Gilfoid: Dillian Whyte (16-1, 13 KOs) see the Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) vs. IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) fight as an even toss-up fight in their clash on April 9 at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Whyte is hoping to face the winner of the Martin-Joshua fight in 2017. Whyte recently had surgery to repair his injured left shoulder, and he currently is rehabbing the shoulder.

Whyte was stopped in the 7th round by Joshua last December at the O2 in a fight in which Whyte injured his left shoulder after hurting Joshua. Whyte came into the fight with an injured left shoulder, but he made things worse after putting everything he had in a shot to Joshua’s head.

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Martin v Joshua – Why is it such a surprise to people?

joshua100By Dean Bain: The IBF heavyweight championship will be contested in the O2 arena, London on the 9th April. IBF champion Charles Martin (23-0-1) will make his title defense against local fighter Anthony Joshua(15-0).

The reaction from around the boxing world surprises me, they seem shocked that Joshua has jumped up too many levels to fight for the title in only his 16th fight. Why though? You only have to look at both fighters records to see that this fight is 50/50. Joshua of course has not fought anyone at the top of the division but take Martins fight with Vyacheslav Glazkov away he is also very inexperienced.

Take away their last fights Martin and Joshua have fought fairly low level opposition, for me Joshua’s opponents have been a slights higher level to Martin’s and I would expect most of them to beat Martin’s opponents.

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Martin-Joshua: Why now?

joshua66By Hayesa: I’m shocked. The words uttered on most people’s lips when last week the news broke that Britain’s Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) would take a leap of faith into the unknown, taking a shot at America’s IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) on April 9 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

This reaction was expected, and I think both fighters understand why fans have become slightly unnerved by the announcement. Let’s make one thing clear; this was not a knee jerk reaction from either fighter. Both have unbeaten records that they aim to protect. Martin, 29, has only had the privilege of calling himself the IBF champion for 1 month now, and Joshua has had no major experience at top level competition.

It begs the question, why now? Well, for both fighters it seems pretty simple. Joshua wants a world title (that’s why you continue to fight right?), and Martin presumably had quite the handsome financial offer from Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport promotions.

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Charles Martin would have taken Deontay Wilder fight if not for commitments

Image: Charles Martin would have taken Deontay Wilder fight if not for commitmentsBy Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) will be defending his title on foreign soil on April 9 against British fighter Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, England.

It’s somewhat of a disappointment to some that the talented 6’5” Martin is choosing to travel to the UK to fight Joshua in his own country in front of his own British fans. This could prove to be a big mistake if the fight goes to the scorecards because it’s possible that Martin could find himself on the wrong end of a hometown decision.

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