It was another uncompromising performance from Anthony Joshua, but this time he picked up a belt for his troubles.
The British heavyweight continued to fuel the hype surrounding him by beating IBF champion Charles Martin inside two rounds. Naturally the best reaction to such an astonishing feat came on Twitter.
Here’s a roundup at some of the 140-character scribbles that emerged:
As you’d expect, Tyson Fury, the other British heavyweight world champ, had something to say
So AJ gets a belt, looked slow ponderous, & still looked like a bodybuilder, let me slay the lamb
— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) April 9, 2016
As did the division’s other belt holder, Deontay Wilder
This is heavyweight boxing. There’s no division like it period. The tables have turned again congrats to the new IBF champion #MartinJoshua
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) April 9, 2016
Plenty of fighters, both former, current and from all ring shapes, aired their opinions too
Love how straight Anthony Joshua throws his right hand. Charles Martin only a paper champ, but Joshua took care of business in fine style.
— Nigel Collins (@NigelBoxing) April 9, 2016
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) April 9, 2016
Well done AJ! Charles Martin is worse than Audley Harrison! #boxing
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) April 9, 2016
Wow big big power there @SkySportsBoxing
— Neil 2 Tap Seery (@NeilSeeryMMA) April 9, 2016
Wow @anthonyfjoshua looked the real deal tonight. Congratulations on a fantastic win. 👑
— Shane McGuigan (@McGuigans_Gym) April 9, 2016
Here’s the two punches that floored Martin in the second round
Anthony Joshua is the new star of boxing after another brutal knockout Saturday.
And now he has a title belt.https://t.co/LZwH6SoVUa
— AtTheBuzzer (@TheBuzzerOnFOX) April 10, 2016
Michael Owen shared his cross-sport expertise
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) April 9, 2016
While the defeated champion drew more talk for his ring walk than his performance once he got there
I will say one thing for Charles Martin, he looks like he’s just emerged from a particularly relaxing bubble bath.
— Ben Dirs (@bendirs1) April 9, 2016
But perhaps Pointless host Richard Osman won Best Tweet of the Night
Hope we all remember the name of Charles Martin. In case in 5 years we do ‘World Title Fights of Anthony Joshua’ on Pointless #JoshuaMartin
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) April 9, 2016
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.