The two fighters came head to head for the first time today at a press conference in the UK ahead of their IBF heavyweight title showdown on April 9th at the O2 Arena in London.
It was reported this morning by Matchroom Sport that tickets for the fight were sold in a remarkable 90 seconds flat when they went on sale. A strong indication of the fight’s appeal to the general public.
There was a feeling of respect prevalent throughout today’s press conference and when the two men faced off, it was clear that the travelling champion Martin has absolutely no fear for his much heralded UK counterpart, and visa versa.
Joshua is the firm favourite with bookmakers at this point, although those within the sport know that IBF champion Martin is not to be underestimated, and is certainly no pushover.
For fans looking to pick up on any early mind games or body language between the two fighters, here’s their first face off today via Michele Joy Phelps:
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