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Joshua KOs Martin to win IBF title

Anthony Joshua has been a growing name in boxing for a while but has joined the elite ranks with a quick knockout victory of Charles Martin.

Anthony Joshua has been a growing name in boxing for a while but has joined the elite ranks with a quick knockout victory of Charles Martin.

Anthony Joshua has finally arrived on the scene and it is tremendous news for boxing.

The sports biggest and baddest division is loaded with young studs now with Tyson Fury dethroning long-time champion Wladimir Klitschko, Deontay Wilder showcasing his power, and now with Joshua holding a piece of the top gold.

Joshua, an Olympic gold medalist, has shown ridiculously impressive power throughout his career and wrecked former champion Charles Martin in just two rounds to improve to 16-0 with his 16th knockout.

Martin will forever go down as an IBF heavyweight champion, but his title reign was nothing pretty. He was thrown into a fight for the vacant title against Vyacheslav Glazkov only because other options ahead of him were unavailable. He won the fight because Glazkov got hurt in the third round, not because he looked good. Martin took a huge pay day against a very popular British up-and-comer who sells out massive arenas. And his reign ended there.

The two heavyweights felt each other out in the first round, but Joshua quickly attacked Martin in the second round. The champions’ jab did nothing and Joshua went right by it as he sent Martin to the mat. Martin got up, but was sent right back down. Referee Jean-Pierre van Imschoot counted him out on his feet at 1:32 into the second round.

With the win, Joshua joined the elite company of Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks as just the third man to become a pro heavyweight world champion while holding the title of the reigning Olympic champion.

With David Haye making his coming back, his countryman Fury holding a title and the powerful American Wilder also holding a title, Joshua has elite level fights capable of being made with plenty of room for him to turn into the megastar he can become.

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