It was “Prince” Charles Martin was entered the ring at London’s O2 Arena wearing a crown Saturday, but it was Anthony Joshua who exited it as the newest monarch of boxing.
It wasn’t as easy or pretty as he had hoped. And his backside hit the canvas for the first time in his professional career. But in the end, “Lightning” Lee Selby proved why he’s one of the top boxers in the loaded 126-pound division.
Knockout artists Charles Martin and Anthony Joshua predict thunderous end to heavyweight title fight
Back in November 1986, a 20-year-old phenom named Mike Tyson destroyed Trevor Berbick in two rounds to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history. At age 26, Anthony Joshua knows he can’t break Tyson’s record, but he’s nonetheless planning to capture his first heavyweight title in similarly spectacular—and speedy—fashion when he battles Charles Martin on Saturday.