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Saturday, 9 April 2016

How Nigerian-British Boxer Joshua thrashed Martin to win world heavyweight IBF with second round Knock-Out!

Anthony Joshua vs Charles Martin : 

How It Happened!

As Joshua crowned world champion with second round KO



Joshua takes his shot at glory with second round knockdown





Joshua takes his shot at glory with second round knockdown Credit: PA





Anthony  Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua made light work of Charles Martin to claim the IBF world heavyweight title, sending the defending champion to the canvas twice in round two before the referee brought a swift end to the fight.
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The new IBF heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua.
The new IBF heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

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Anthony Joshua is the IBF heavyweight champion of the world!




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HOW IT HAPPENED:







Joshua says he is a 'quarter' of the way there

Joshua's post match interview is a gem. He says, with one belt out of four, he is only a "quarter of the way there" and that he has to go off and do some pad work in the dressing room now.








Britain's ninth heavyweight world champion
Britain's ninth heavyweight world champion









Britain has two heavyweight champions

Britain, with Tyson Fury and Joshua, now have two heavyweight world champions.








World champion
World champion








Martin acknowledges the new champ
Martin acknowledges the new champ

Joshua is IBF World Heavyweight champion

Joshua lives up to the hype...he's champion!








Over before it began
Over before it began
Joshua's fifteenth win inside three rounds.








Round two and over
Round two and over

   Joshua v Martin: Round 2 KO - Joshua wins









Josha gets in a few early tags
Josha gets in a few early tags
Another few early hits sneak in from Joshua, as Martin looks unsure.








Martin is down
Martin is down
Martin's down. Huge hit.
he gets up. But...he goes down again almost straight away.








It's over
It's over
It's over! The ref has stopped it.

Joshua v Martin: Round 1

And we are ready to go.








Ready to rumble
Ready to rumble
Can Joshua deal with the southpaw? Here we go. Martin in gold (very tight) shorts and Joshua in white (and sparkly) ones.








Round one action
Round one action
 A tentative early start as both feel each other out, circling the ring. But Joshua gets in a couple of nice rights. Not clean hits, but they'll give him confidence.
Martin seems less sure of himself and that would likely go to Joshua on the cards.

Here's tonight's referee









Tonight's referee
Tonight's referee
Belgium's Jean-Pierre Van Imschoot will handle the bout.

The anthems are sung, booed and cheered

The King bounces along to the Star Spangled Banner. To be fair, it was played VERY fast.








Martin during the US anthem
Martin during the US anthem

The King is in the building

Now this is an outfit:








Long live the king!
Long live the king!








The King is here
The King was here

Joshua comes in with Diana Ross blaring

To a Diana Ross sample (from Notorious B.I.G), in comes Anthony Joshua, looking resplendent in a white, silky robe.








Joshua rocks a silky robe
Joshua rocks a silky robe

It wouldn't be boxing without...


Will Joshua go for early KO?

All the expert talked on television, Twitter and in the papers that morning seemed to believe that Joshua needs to end this early, with his chances diminishing as the fight goes on.


Moments to go

The atmosphere is building and the music is blaring at the O2.








Joshua in the dressing room
Joshua in the dressing room
David Hayes has just said that if this fight doesn't end early, Joshua is in for a rough ride and that Martin is possibly a more accurate puncher. Hayes adds Joshua really needs to go for it in early rounds.



 Credit: Telegraph UK, The Guardian

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