Charles Martin Confident He Will Knock Anthony Joshua Out

Charles Martin says he will stop Anthony Joshua when the pair clash in Saturday's heavyweight showdown at the O2 Arena.

Martin will put his IBF title on the line for the first time against fellow undefeated rival Joshua in front of 18,000 fight fans, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The American has secured 21 of his 23 wins inside the distance and is confident of adding Olympic champion Joshua's name to his list of victims.


"It's not going the distance," Martin told Sky Sports News HQ.

"It only takes 10lbs of pressure to knock a man out and he's an elite athlete so it might take a couple of more pounds but I know I'm hitting with at least 900lbs of pressure.

"I can whack, I'm not just a pure puncher, like all I can do is punch, I've got more stuff to me, but I can definitely knock people out, I can definitely whack.

"I just wait for the opportunity and when I see it, I'll whack him, I'll sting him and stay on my game."

Southpaw Martin turned professional at the relatively late age of 23 after quitting his job as a construction worker.

"I'm here to stay, it ain't a game, I came this far and I'm going to keep it going. I came too far, my whole life has been changed.

"I've turned my whole life around, anyone can turn their life around if you're heading down the wrong path or you're not happy with where you are if life, only you can make the change."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hugh grant on 04-09-2016

Martin you aren't knocking anyone out, you didn't even win your last fight legitimately. I heard you were great in sparring.? I don't doubt that but I doubt josh was a slouch in sparring

Comment by fredhopple on 04-09-2016

Joshua obviously trains hard and is in top shape. Now the nappy headed Chuck Martin might do one sit up when he gets up out of bed and that is all the training the ghetto looking poorly groomed Martin of…

Comment by Funky_Monk on 04-09-2016

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;16594664]That's what we've got: a mystery fight... with Joshua big favorite at the oddmakers.[/QUOTE] anyone got the odds state side?

Comment by MDPopescu on 04-09-2016

[QUOTE=ThumperMcDougal;16594575]Everyone keeps saying (me included) that Joshua hasn't seen a style like Martin yet, and that he's not ready for it. The more I think about it... Is Martin ready for Joshua's onslaught? Has Martin faced a thoroughbred like AJ?…

Comment by ( . Y . ) on 04-09-2016

Martin is too slick

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