Anthony Joshua vs Charles Martin

Anthony Joshua will challenge Charles Martin for the IBF world heavyweight title at The O2 this Saturday night showing live on Sky Sports Box Office. This represents a real step up in class for Joshua with Martin an unbeaten puncher, so how do the pair match up? TSZ look at the stats!



Power

Only 3 of the 39 fights the two have been involved in have not finished in a knockout. No doubting either man's power so a points decision is unlikely.

Minutes

Joshua has been in the ring for a mere 74 minutes and 6 seconds. Martin has almost 3 times as much with 204 minutes.

Experience

Martin has been professional for three and a half years – one year longer than Joshua, and 9 more fights.

Height & Reach

A marginal advantage for Joshua of 2 centimetres in height and 5cm in reach.

Quality of opposition

Edge goes to Joshua here who has faced a gradually increasing level of opponent. Glazkov represents the only significant test in Johnson’s career and he suffered a knee injury in that defeat.

Chin

Impossible to tell so far. Neither have been on the receiving end of a real flush heavy punch to date, so this fight will see the first real test of at least one chin!


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