Tonight Anthony Joshua has the chance to dethrone Charles Martin for the IBF World Heavyweight Title.
Stay with us for the undercard including;
Brian Rose vs Matthew Macklin, Jamie McDonnell, Lee Selby, George Groves and the main event itself!
As always, Read Boxing will have its reviews of tonight’s action tomorrow.
From everyone here at Read Boxing, good night and congratulations Anthony Joshua!!!
Great respect from both fighters embracing at the end.
ANTHONY JOSHUA IS YOUR NEW IBF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
AND ITS OVER
ALL INSIDE TWO ROUNDS
MARTIN LOOKED NERVOUS AND JOSHUA’S RIGHT HAND WAS ALL TOO POWERFUL
End of round 1
Joshua got a few right hands away, Martin looking nervous despite landing some left hand jabs.
Joshua comes out just on top in the first round.
And we’re off!!!!
Now time for the national anthems, God Save The Queen first
Charles Martin arrives with a crown on his head, will that heavyweight crown still be there at the end of the night
Boos ring out as the IBF world heavyweight champion, Charles Martin, is introduced to the O2
Anthony Joshua as the challenger is the first to appear with the O2 crowd chanting his name wearing a white robe like the boxers of old
Now over to Michael Buffer
Ring walks are imminent
George Groves very upbeat, saying “he will fight anyone”.
Clearly has a mission and that is to capture the world title he has always craved.
Brophy is down to the floor and Groves continues his march to a world title challenge
End of round 3
The last 30 seconds consisted of Groves breaking down Brophy’s guard and there should be a knock down within the next two rounds.
Brophy looking shaky and Groves is on top.
End of round 2
A quieter round, but Groves still dominant with his jab causing problems for Brophy, can only see this match going one way
The jab from Groves is causing problems for Brophy as there are already marks appearing above the right eye
End of round 1
Groves struck early with a right hand and Brophy is looking shaky already, onto round 2
Big right hand from Groves and Brophy is now up against the ropes and receiving a George Groves barrage
Round 1 is underway
The O2 crowd clearly behind George Groves
George Groves walks to the ring with a purpose as he continues his world title charge, round 1 is moments away