EDITOR Matt Christie breaks down Anthony Joshua next fight – an IBF heavyweight title challenge vs Charles Martin – in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine. This is out now on our app and the print version is in stores on Thursday (February 18). Here is an excerpt.
THIS fight is all about the prize. Martin brings the IBF belt, criminally stripped from Tyson Fury for agreeing to a Wladimir Klitschko rematch, and which has been a credible title since the great Larry Holmes wore it for the first time in 1983. This title – while worthwhile – represents just a portion of the crown because at heavyweight, more so than any other division, true recognition comes via unification. But the victor, particularly if the method is impressive, becomes a worldwide household name overnight.
READ THE FULL BREAKDOWN, INCLUDING WHO WINS AND MUCH MORE. DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EDITION OF BOXING NEWS MAGAZINE HERE NOW OR BUY THE PRINT EDITION FROM STORES ON THURSDAY (February 18).