The WBO and WBA heavyweight champion, Fury has warned his British counterpart against fighting the IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin. Fury predicts that if the two boxers face each other now, Martin will come on top.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that talked are in advance stage and the possibility of him arranging this fight is likely and could be announced as soon as next week. It is believed that the much anticipated fight will happen on April 9 at the O2 Arena, London.
Martin (23-0-1-21 KOs) has been calling out Joshua since becoming the champion. He won the title that was vacated by Tyson Fury, when his opponent Vyacheslav Glazkov got injured before the fight.
“Charles Martin is not an easy fight for Joshua,” Fury, who was stripped of the IBF belt in December following his victory over Wladimir Klitschko, told World Boxing News.”
“If I had to put my money on it, I’d say Charles Martin stops Joshua as he’s a 6ft 5in punching southpaw with combinations, who’s not afraid of people just because they’ve got muscles.”
“It’s a difficult fight and this could be a banana skin pretty similar to Tim Witherspoon v Frank Bruno or Tony Thompson v David Price. They are the two that spring to mind for the heavyweights with the Americans coming over when it’s supposed to be easy [for the British fighters] and then they get chinned.”
The 26-year-old Joshua is one of the best talent in boxing, he is currently unbeaten in his professional career and people expect him to become a world champion sooner rather than later. Now it’s up to Joshua to fulfill his dream of becoming a world heavyweight champion by knocking out the American.