Joshua wins world heavy­weight ti­tle

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Lon­don: An­thony Joshua stopped Charles Martin in two rounds at Lon­don’s O2 Arena to claim the IBF heavy­weight ti­tle in only his 16th pro­fes­sional fight. The Bri­ton floored his Amer­i­can op­po­nent with a peach of a right-hand counter and af­ter Martin was knocked down again, the ref­eree called a halt. The 26-year-old is his coun­try’s sixth bona fide heavy­weight world cham­pion. Joshua is also just the third man to win a pro heavy­weight world ti­tle while still a reign­ing Olympic cham­pion. And he is the first Bri­ton to win both the su­per­heavy­weight Olympic gold and a ver­sion of the world heavy­weight ti­tle - Lon­don­born Len­nox Lewis was fight­ing for Canada when he won the 1988 Olympic su­per­heavy­weight ti­tle in Seoul.

Joshua’s vic­tory now brings a su­per­fight against fel­low Bri­ton and WBA and WBO cham­pion Tyson Fury a step closer.-BBC

An­thony Joshua.

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