Charles Martin has lost his  International  Boxing Federation (IBF) title to Nigerian-born British boxer Anthony Joshua in their title bout Saturday.

Oluwafemi Joshua
Oluwafemi Joshua

The bout which took place at the 02  Arena  in   London saw a more confident Joshua snatching the heavy weight title at the second round after stunning the former champion.

Joshua was on  the front  foot from the beginning and had Martin rattled in just the first round.

The 26-year-old then caught Martin with a  counter  right hand, sending  him crashing to the canvas, before landing another big right for a knockout win.

Champion Martin, who was making the first defence of the title he won in January, entered the ring wearing a tall crown, a fur-trimmed, velvet cape and a smile. But the smile soon disappeared.

Some thought previously unbeaten Martin, 29, would trouble Joshua with his southpaw stance – he was the first left-hander Joshua had faced in the paid ranks – but he barely threw a punch in  anger.


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