Date: 6th April 2016 at 4:47pm
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In the opposite corner to Anthony Joshua this Saturday, will be the reigning IBF heavyweight title older Prince Charles Martin.

Martin is, of course, the fighter we want to see leave the ring first with the nation getting behind Anthony Joshua and urging the Watford fighter to grab his chance and become a world title holder.

But, in the build-up to the huge fight, Martin comes across as a really nice guy and somebody who knows the perils of the sport he?s chosen to pursue.

Martin didn?t take up boxing until he was 19-years-old and has spoken to the media about why he made that decision, with the IBF champion remarking,

?My philosophy on boxing is I don?t think starting at nine years old makes you great.

?Taking all that head trauma as a kid is not good. You don?t have to be young when you start boxing ? 19 is perfect.

?Become a man and then choose this kind of profession. At 19, I was getting my feet wet as a boxer, but at 23, that?s when boxing really chose me.

?If I wasn?t as good and as confident as I am with this sport I wouldn?t do it, because it is a dangerous sport.?

And as for his ambitions in the sport, Martin further added,

?All I?m interested in is making my mark. Period. When people look up heavyweight boxing, they?re going to know Prince Charles Martin.

?I don?t care about the money. I want to do something and leave a legacy.?

On Saturday night Anthony Joshua might have his own thoughts on that particular desire.