Has Anthony Joshua’s time come too soon?

joshua1234By Chris W: I have followed Anthony Joshua’s career for quite some time, seeing him improve a little each fight. Although he hasn’t fought anyone really of note, I think he is at the stage where he should be looking for a world title fight. Though I do think Joshua needed a few fights more before he steps it up but April 9th we get to see if he is ready against Charles Martin.

I read daily on here and other sites about how Joshua “bum rushes” opponents. How he is too muscular. Got wobbled in the 2nd against Dillian Whyte so he has no chance. Personally I think although limited Joshua does what he does very well.

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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 a bad choice for Anthony Joshua. Or not?

Image: Charles Martin a bad choice for Anthony Joshua. Or not?By Matthias Predonzan: During this month, boxing fans have been taken surprise with the announcements of the Amir Khan vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and the Anthony Joshua vs. Charles Martin fights. Canelo-Khan was really shocking news for everybody, and the Joshua-Martin fight announcement last Sunday was equally surprising that nobody expected. Joshua, 26, will be fighting IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) for his title on April 9 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) himself and his promoter Eddie Hearn were previously very firm stating that it was too early for him to fight for a world title. Less than 2 weeks ago, Hearn articulated precisely the reason why his fighter was not going to fight against the 29-year-old Martin.

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Charles Martin: Interview With The IBF Heavyweight Champion


By Cathal Jennings: Recently I caught up with IBF World Heavyweight Champion Prince Charles Martin. Read what he has to say about Tyson Fury, Joseph Parker, The Heavyweight division and his plans for the future.

When Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko it’s fair to say the Heavyweight division blew wide open. For the first time in a long time Heavyweight Boxing is exciting again and we have multiple World Champions and multiple potential Champions. At the moment the Heavyweight division is the most exciting in Boxing and Charles Martin is delighted that this is the case.

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