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…
Watch: Joshua vs Martin The Gloves Are Off (Full Video)
Anthony Joshua will challenge Charles Martin for the IBF heavyweight championship of the world on April 9th at London’s O2 Arena.
It’s a world title shot that has come relatively early in Joshua’s development as a professional (15-0-15KO) but an exciting one nonetheless, against southpaw American Charles Martin (23-0-1-21KO) who is a heavy hitter himself.
Joshua has already established himself as a well known name in boxing, from winning Gold at the London 2012 Olympics, to generating a reported 400,000 plus pay per view buys in only his 15th professional fight against domestic rival Dillian Whyte back in December 2015.
Martin despite being the world champion is considerably less well known on the other hand, with people still getting to know who the American is and most bookmakers making Joshua the favourite going into the fight.
The Sky Sports ‘Gloves Are Off’ feature goes someway to letting fans know who Martin is, along with building up the exciting April 9th heavyweight collision nicely (hat tip to DaveyBoy EssexUk for the upload):