Joshua vows to make Martin un­easy

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Lon­don: Anthony Joshua has vowed to make IBF heavy­weight cham­pion Charles Martin ‘un­com­fort­able’ when the pair meet at the O2 Arena in Lon­don on April 9. The Brit has stepped up to world ti­tle level af­ter just 15 fights, end­ing each of those pre­vi­ous bouts inside the sched­uled dis­tance in a clin­i­cal pro­fes­sional ca­reer so far. Joshua has al­ready gar­nered a rep­u­ta­tion as a huge puncher, and his op­po­nent to feel the full force of his reper­toire. “I think he’s a cool, calm char­ac­ter and that shows in his box­ing,” he told Sky Sports.

“That’s what I like about south­paws - they’re calm, col­lected and they pun­ish you for your mis­takes. That’s how he fights. “’ve got to ex­pose him. I’ve got to take him to wa­ters he has never been in. He’s cool and calm so I’ve got to go in there and turn it into an ag­gres­sive, un­com­fort­able and un­pre­dictable type of fight. That’s how I may rat­tle Martin.” Joshua has stressed the im­por­tance of spar­ring ahead of the fight, as he pre­pares to take on a south­paw in the big­gest bout of his ca­reer so far. “He’s a big guy, he’s had a few knock­outs,” he added. “He hits hard and pun­ishes his op­po­nents. He’s a south­paw and deals with ortho­dox fight­ers on a day to day ba­sis be­cause there are so many of them.”

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