The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Martin vs Joshua?
Anthony Joshua beat Charles Martin by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 9th April 2016 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the IBF heavyweight championship of the world.
Martin vs Joshua stats
Charles Martin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anthony Joshua made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 15 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Joshua had a slight advantage in power over Martin, with a 100% knock out percentage over Martin's 91%.
Charles Martin was the older man by 4 years, at 36 years old.
Joshua had a height advantage of 1 inch over Martin. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Charles Martin fought out of the southpaw stance, while Anthony Joshua was an orthodox fighter.
Martin's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Joshua's, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 11 months earlier than Joshua, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 111 to Joshua's 124.
Martin vs Joshua form
Anthony Joshua had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Eric Molina on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Dominic Breazeale on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Charles Martin on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Dillian Whyte on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight and BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
He had defeated Gary Cornish on 12th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Martin's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.
Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Martin vs Joshua?
Charles Martin was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Anthony Joshua made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.