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‘Prince’ Charles Martin nearer than ever to world title return and descriptions plan of assault | Boxing Information

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“Folks within the UK could depend him out, however given the chance, he’ll show them mistaken”

Final Up to date: 14/09/20 2:44pm

Charles Martin is highly-ranked by the IBF

Charles Martin is highly-ranked by the IBF

‘Prince’ Charles Martin is maintaining a tally of Kubrat Pulev’s health because the next-highest ranked contender to Anthony Joshua’s world title.

Joshua gained his first world title struggle in 2016 by stopping then-IBF champion Martin, who had walked to the ring dressed as royalty, inside two rounds.

However Martin has quietly rebuilt and, after a career-best knockout win over Gerald Washington, is ranked by the IBF at No 2, behind solely Pulev who’s the obligatory challenger.

Joshua is predicted to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles towards Pulev in December.

Martin KO'd Gerald Washington

Martin KO’d Gerald Washington

“Charles goes to struggle by the 12 months’s finish in a ‘keep busy’ bout, whereas we wait to see if Joshua vs Pulev truly goes off in December,” his supervisor Mike Borao advised Sky Sports activities.

“Within the occasion Joshua vs Pulev would not happen for any purpose, Charles can be match and able to step in with both fighter and/or struggle for a vacated title.

“Charles is the darkish horse of the division.

“Folks within the UK could depend him out, however given the chance, he’ll show them mistaken and develop into two-time heavyweight champion!”

Martin can be ranked at No 6 by the WBA and No 13 by the WBC.

Martin secured a career-best KO

Martin secured a career-best KO

He lately advised Sky Sports activities a few rematch with Joshua: “Reward him all you need however as quickly as he left his consolation zone? He obtained tousled.

“He cannot climate a storm. He simply drops.

“He hasn’t proved himself. He wished to get all of the American followers, be the following Mike Tyson, however it did not occur.

“I ain’t taking nothin’ from him however, because you requested, I will inform you – I believe he is scared. He is scared. He is scared to get hit. He do not prefer it. He ain’t snug with it. When anyone punches again, he ain’t snug.

“In case you believed that Joshua might [recover], then it’s best to consider that I can. We’re in the identical boat.”




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