STEVE Martin Would’ve Done Better….
London, England 4/9/2016– The thing that worried me the most about former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin, was all the shit he talked for the little accomplishments he’s had in the ring. He could’ve saved his people a lotta’ money by staying in South Central and getting his ass beaten by Katt Williams. People are quick to say, “man pro fighters don’t get scared in the ring”. Well, Martin wasn’t “scared”, his ass was petrified. He looked as bad as Michael Spinks fighting Mike Tyson. He didn’t do a damn thing to Anthony Joshua. He talked a TON of shit about Joshua getting tired and fading in fights. Well, I guess Joshua was worried about that, too.
From the opening bell, Martin looked like he wished he was at the Normandy Club with his trainer Henry Tillman, wait, that’s not a fair assessment. You’d have to be from LA to understand that. Anyway, they said this was the shortest heavyweight reign since Tony Tucker ( or was it Tony Tubbs) held the belt for two months. I’ve had temp assignments that lasted longer. Martin said,” I’ll die before I let some man take my belt”. Man, forget “dying” how about making a halfass attempt at getting up off the damn floor? This was the same shit Monroe pulled at the Forum when he was stopped by GGG. He waited until the ref reached ‘ten’ and then got up complaining. Only thing was, ref Jack Reiss made Monroe continue even AFTER he said “ten”. Maybe Martin wanted to see Big Ben or the Beatles, for sure he was in a fog during the fight. He had no game plan and looked like an amateur. All that talk about Fury and Wilder and Haye. Can you imagine what would happen if Wilder located Martin’s chin with that right hand?
If that last guy Martin fought hadn’t twisted his ankle, Martin probably wouldn’t even have been the champ. After the spat (it wasn’t a damn fight) was over, Martin seemed happy as hell he was still alive, walking around raising Joshua’s hand and nodding in agreement that he won. So now we’ll read about a quick stoppage and some home cooking. Martin’s fans will say, ‘man he didn’t have to count to ten, he could’ve counted longer’. To Anthony Joshua’s credit he did what he was supposed to do against a deer in his headlights fronting as a world champion. I’m surprised he didn’t bust out laughing at the champ’s’ fighting skills’. He could’ve ended this farce in the first round, Martin was that pitiful and I don’t wanna’ hear any excuses about how long the flight was or how funny his trunks looked or anything. Joshua, the newly crowned IBF champ seems to have a huge upside, was gracious and humble as can be, which was quite refreshing. But maybe I shouldn’t put too much credit in this win and Martin was a sham, not even good enough to be called a bust. I had seen him a couple of times fighting down in Hollywood a couple of years ago and he looked better, then. Oh yeah, this ‘argument’ was over at 1:32 of the second round. The biggest question is, how did it last that long? Now I can go watch the Warriors.