Haye bets on Joshua to win
London: Anthony Joshua has the “physical tools” to take Charles Martin’s world heavyweight championship, according to David Haye.
Joshua will challenge for the IBF title against American champion Martin on April 9, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and heavyweight rival Haye expects the belt to remain in Britain. Haye, a former world cruiserweight champion and world heavyweight champion, has also thrown his name in the hat to fight the winner. “This is where we find out if Anthony Joshua has the goods or not,” Haye said. Sky Sports pics this summer if the boxing competition is open to professional fighters. His promoter, though, thinks the idea of any pro fighting in Rio – much less the eight-time world champion – is a terrible idea.
“The idea you’ll allow professionals into the Olympics at this short notice is absolutely insane,” the promoter Bob Arum said. The head of the International Boxing Association (Aiba) has proposed allowing pros in the Olympics, though it is doubtful if the plan would be implemented by Rio because qualification tournaments are either under way or have already been held for boxers in most countries. Pacquiao, who fights Timothy Bradley next week in his first bout since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr last May, said on Friday that the idea of boxing for a gold medal intrigues him. The Guardian