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
Back in April 2016, 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 3 years, at 30 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 30 less professional rounds, 125 to Joshua's 155.
Martin's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 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 3 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Martin vs Joshua?
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