Boxer’s wayward forgive for defeat

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Boxing: Anthony Joshua is crowned a new IBF heavyweight World Champion after delivering his 16th true knockout to improved hilt Charles Martin in only dual rounds

Joshua rocked Martin in a second round.

CHARLES Martin has blamed pre-fight problems for his IBF universe heavyweight pretension improved to Anthony Joshua on Apr 10 (AEST).

The American (23-1-1-KO21) handed over his climax to Joshua (16-0-KO16) after being bloody out in a second turn during The O2, in London.

In a array of amicable media posts, a 29-year-old said: “Everyone, a quarrel was not rigged, he was a improved male that night. we was traffic with many distractions before to it and my conduct was not there.

“Plain and elementary we will be back. we am a genuine deal, only that night didn’t infer it. My physique was in a ring though mentally we was not there — sorry.

“And for a record anyone could have kick Charles Martin that night -— contemptible everyone.”

Martin after simplified his comments in serve posts, that gave credit to Joshua, and ‘Prince Charles’ vowed to recover a universe title.

He wrote: “No excuses. we don’t wish to take divided from Joshua though it only wasn’t me and everybody can see that. Maybe we only took a quarrel too soon.

“My conduct was somewhere else. But we ain’t great over spilled milk. Congrats to Joshua though I’ll be back. we will infer that was a portion and benefit another belt and see Joshua again soon.

“Nothing we can contend will change people’s minds that was not me in there — we kick myself — though I’m not one to make excuses so I’ll be back.”

Martin, who hails from St Louis, won a empty pretension in Jan when a knee damage forced associate challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov to lift out in a third round.

The belt became accessible when a IBF nude it from Tyson Fury only weeks after a British warrior finished a power of long-time hereditary champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in November.

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