Anthony Joshua shouldn't be afraid of a potential clash with David Haye

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Anthony Joshua is arguably one of the hottest properties in heavyweight boxing and the future looks bright ahead of his April 9 bout against Charles Martin.

As soon as the bell rings at The O2, roars of Anthony Joshua's name will no doubt echo the arena in a clash where the 26-year-old will look to relieve Martin of his IBF title.

If the Londoner is crowned champion, an inviting pay-out lies ahead of Joshua's brave future opponent. Heavyweight boxing is heading into a new era. With other names such as Tyson Fury and David Haye, the sport is looking heavily in favour for British boxing and Joshua is an enticing opportunity for anyone in the division at the moment.


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Joshua's next move

The undefeated fighter is in good stead to become the best of the crop in heavyweight boxing and potential bouts will no doubt come knocking thick and fast.

Joshua will become the one to beat if he can grab the world title. With a potential tasty clash against fellow Brit David Haye in the mix, there is a real buzz in the heavyweight division.

After Haye's display against Mark de Mori, spectators were impressed with his sharpness and timing, comfortably stopping his opponent in the ring. A fighter who possess both speed and power and now significantly heavier than his days as cruiserweight champion, it would prove a dangerous and lucrative fight for Joshua.

Of course there are other options lurking, including Fury's 21-year-old cousin Hughie Fury. Climbing up the rankings slowly but surely, Fury has remained unbeaten and racked up more victories than Joshua.

Cuban giant Luis Ortiz is a nightmare for most opponents and it won't be long before he wants to announce himself against some of the biggest names. He brushes opponents aside with ease through his destructive left hand and would pose good competition for Joshua.

No fear

A definite fans favourite, there is little fear in Joshua. In sterling form and soaring confidence with Britain's boxing fans backing him all the way, there is little reason for him to avoid facing Haye in the ring in the near future.

Anthony Joshua is making all the right noises and is certainly getting noticed. Promoter Eddie Hearn has already said the meeting is 'inevitable' and there's no doubting fans will be eagerly awaiting the announcement for this fight.

Considering how good Joshua is already, he can be fearless of his next fight once he is crowned world champion. His crown is glittering within his reach and if for some bizarre reason people haven't been convinced already, April 9 will surely lay the gauntlet down in the boxing world -marking Anthony Joshua's arrival as a potential flag bearer for the division for the next ten years.

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