Eric Molina: I want Joshua – Martin winner

molina700By Dan Ambrose: Former world title challenger Eric Molina (25-3, 19 KOs) is hoping to capitalize on his 10th round knockout victory from last Saturday night over former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (25-3, 19 KOs) to try and get a title shot against the winner of this Saturday’s fight between IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs).

Molina, 6’4”, feels that he has a good chance of facing the winner of the Martin-Joshua fight because of his spectacular one-punch knockout of the 39-year-old Adamek in their fight at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland. At the time of the stoppage, Molina was trailing by the scores of 88-83, 88-83, and 88-83.

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Fury: Charles Martin will KO Anthony Joshua cold!

joshua2By Scott Gilfoid: IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has analyzed this Saturday’s contest between IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) and Britain’s Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) and come to the conclusion that all Joshua has is a puncher’s chance to beat the talented 6’5” Martin in their fight on April 9 at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Fury sees Joshua as a fighter that lacks the boxing skills to get the job done. Indeed, Fury sees Joshua as little more than a slow puncher with almost no experience at the pro level. The only true fight that Joshua has had since he turned pro three years ago was his fight against an injured Dillian Whyte, who came into their fight with a bad left shoulder that he re-injured in the 2nd round after almost knocking Joshua out.

“I just think Joshua is useless,” said Fury via the mirror.co.uk. “He’s got no footwork, he can’t box and he’s got no jab so that means he’s useless.

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Joshua expects Haye to face Shannon Briggs

briggs5By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua believes that former two division world champion David Haye (27-2, 25 KOs) will be fighting former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs in the near future. It’s a fight that makes all the sense in the world for Haye to make. He needs publicity, and Briggs would bring him that. However, it would also be a risky fight for Haye because he’s little more than a pumped up cruiserweight, and not a true heavyweight like Briggs. When you get a pseudo heavyweight like Haye taking on real heavyweights like Briggs, bad things can happen to the artificial heavyweight.

Briggs, 44, recently busted into Haye’s press conference this week on Monday to call him out. Haye was announcing his next fight against little known heavyweight Arnold Gjergjaj (29-0, 21 KOs), who he will be facing in a 10 round bout on May 21 at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Briggs put Haye’s feet to the fire in the press conference by rightfully asking him why he’s fighting an unknown fighter with a padded record like the 31-year-old Gjergjaj.

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Martin: After I KO Joshua, his fans will be mine

1-CHARLES MARTIN-MEDIA WORKOUT-01122015-8821By Scott Gilfoid: IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0, 21 KOs) isn’t worried about fighting in the hometown of unbeaten challenger Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) in their fight on April 9 at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Martin feels that he’s going to smash Joshua to bits and then his fans will adopt as their new hero to follow. Martin says that wherever he goes on this earth, it’s his home. He doesn’t see England being any different than any other place that he comes to.

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Charles Martin vs. Anthony Joshua on April 9 on Showtime

NEW YORK (March 29, 2016) – The SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL presentation of the IBF Heavyweight World Championship between undefeated American titlist Charles Martin and fellow unbeaten British Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Joshua will air live on SHOWTIME at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 9 from The O2 in London.

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Charles Martin: I’m going to KO Joshua, period

martin123By Scott Gilfoid: IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0, 21 KOs) will be making his first defense of his title next month against Britain’s Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) inside the lion’s den on April 9 at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Martin expects this fight to end by a knockout, but not him being the one that’s flattened. Martin feels he’s going to KO Joshua in front of his own fans on April 9 and he could be right.

The 6’5” Martin didn’t have to defend his title against Joshua in the UK, as he could have taken a nice soft voluntary defense against one of the fringe contenders like we see with many champions in the sport. Milking world titles has become sort of a custom with champions. I don’t care who it is, were always seeing milking going on.

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Fury: Martin will need to KO hype-job Joshua

fury4By Scott Gilfoid: IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury thinks IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) will need a knockout out in order to beat the hometown fighter Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) in their fight on April 9 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Fury doesn’t think the judges will give Martin decision against a fighter like Joshua, who he sees as little more than a hype job at best. However, Fury still thinks the tall 6’5” Martin will win the fight because he will be getting a knockout against the 26-year-old Joshua.

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Anthony Joshua says he’ll expose Charles Martin

joshua6By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) has 18 days to go before he steps inside the ring against undefeated IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) on April 9 on Sky Box Office at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Joshua thinks the 6’5” Martin is a cool customer the way he doesn’t stress out in the heat of battle. Martin keeps it together mentally and picks up opponents apart with his powerful left hand shots to the head. Martin’s southpaw style and his huge size gives his opponents big time problems, and he expects the slightly taller 6’6” Joshua to have the same kinds of problems as the other guys have had in the past.

Joshua, 26, says he plans on putting the heat on Martin to make it an unpredictable fight. In other words, Joshua plans on bum rushing Martin to try and bang up out in the first couple of rounds like he’s done with all the poor opponents that his promoter Eddie Hearn has found for him to blow through.

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Charles Martin: Anthony Joshua’s muscles will make him tired

Image: Charles Martin: Anthony Joshua's muscles will make him tiredBy Scott Gilfoid: IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) thinks the heavily muscled challenger Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) had better be using this training camp to whittle down his bulky muscles on his frame, because he’s going to wear down with them when he faces Martin on April 9 at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Martin says Joshua is top heavy with skinny legs. Those muscles are going to cause Joshua to wear down in the second half of the fight right when Martin is going up.

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Groves vs. Brophy added to Martin-Joshua card

groves634By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBC George Groves (22-3, 17 KOs) will be taking a non-risky 12-round fight at super middleweight against light hitting domestic level fighter David Brophy (16-0-1, 1 KO) on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua vs. Charles Martin fight card next month on April 9 on Sky Box Office from the O2 Arena in London, UK.

There had been talk of the 27-year-old Groves fighting former four-time world title challenger loser Martin Murray, but that fight isn’t happening next for Groves. It looks like he needs another confidence booster type of fight, and the 25-year-old light hitting Brophy is the perfect opponent for Groves to boost his confidence.

This is arguably a step down from Groves’ last opponent Andrea Di Luisa, who he stopped in the 5th round last January at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK.

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