Feature | Highlight 4 | Issue | Premium | Aug 02 2019

The new ‘Prince’ Charles Martin

It all went wrong for Charles Martin and that plagued him for a long time. But now he’s back and, with the help of man who plotted the recent downfall of Anthony Joshua, he outlines his route to the top to Thomas Gerbasi
Charles Martin
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“HE had soft eyes,” said Charles Martin when discussing Anthony Joshua’s June loss to Andy Ruiz Jnr. “He didn’t have that eye of the tiger.”

No one knows that look better than Martin, whose history with Joshua was assumed to be over the moment the Brit knocked him out in two rounds in April 2016.

That night at the O2 Arena in London, a new era in heavyweight boxing was expected to begin when Joshua took Martin’s IBF title by force. As for Martin, it was a reign that began in questionable fashion and ended with even more questions after just 85 days.


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