Rewind: Joshua's world title

Last Updated: 16/06/16 4:19pm

Anthony Joshua won his heavyweight crown in round two against Charles Martin

Anthony Joshua won his heavyweight crown in round two against Charles Martin

Anthony Joshua won his heavyweight crown in round two against Charles Martin

Ringside Rewind takes us back to earlier in the year, when Anthony Joshua took Charles Martin’s world title in style.

The American was full of swagger as he brought his IBF heavyweight crown to English shores – asserting in the lead-up to the fight that he “walked this earth like a God.” Awaiting him was Britain’s knockout sensation Joshua.

Having claimed the British title in December courtesy of a brutal and eventful seventh-round stoppage of London rival Dillian Whyte, Joshua was thrown into a world heavyweight title match in only his 16th professional bout. Could he handle the expectation?

The stage was set. Martin entered dressed as a king but after feeling the famous power of Joshua’s right hand was on his backside as early as the second round. The American rose but was soon returned to the canvas, and The O2 saluted the coronation of one of the sport’s brightest young stars.

Ahead of his maiden title defence click on the video to relive the night Anthony Joshua conquered the world.

Watch Anthony Joshua vs Dominic Breazeale live on Sky Sports Box Office, from The O2, on June 25.

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