IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) will be putting his title and unbeaten record on the line against undefeated #13 IBF challenger Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) on June 25 on Sky Box Office from the O2 Arena in London, England.
Breazeale, 6’7”, was probably been selected because of him being an unbeaten American with 2012 Olympic experience. It’s common knowledge that Joshua recently signed a multi-fight contract with Showtime Boxing in the United States to have his fights televised in that country.
Former two-division world champion Paulie Malignaggi thinks that Joshua should be favored right now due to him fighting well right now. “One thing about when guys are still on the rise, they’re more willing to take more punishment before giving in and surrendering,” said Malignaggi to secondsout.com. “I think you’ll see that from both guys, although times when Joshua hits you, if you’re not cognizant, it doesn’t matter how much you want to fight, you’re not able to fight. You certainly favor Joshua. He’s also the home fighter, and the guy who’s looking better and better. But Breazeale is coming with a great game plan and I’m sure his determined, and with all that’s on the line for this fight, you’re more willing to go through hell fire to achieve that goal,” said Malignaggi.
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Breazeale has a puncher’s chance of winning this fight against Joshua. Breazeale just needs to realize that he MUST start fast and be first with his shots in the opening round. If Breazeale just waits for Joshua to clock him with a right hand like Martin did, he’ll wind up too hurt to fire back anything of substance. Breazeale needs to have Joshua unravel by looking to throw 100 punches in the first three rounds.
“I’m going to shock the world – ‘Trouble’ is coming,” said Breazeale. “I have no back up plan because I am going to KO AJ and become World champion. The more I talk, the more I want to get in there and do this, bite down on the gumshield and fight. He’s chosen the wrong man. He’s going to be thinking ‘why is he hitting me so hard? Are there two or three of him in there?”
With 31 KOs from 33 wins between the pair, fireworks are guaranteed in Greenwich in a fortnight’s time – with Joshua vowing to make it 17 KO wins from 17 pro fights, while the unbeaten visitor says he’ll shock the world and KO the champ.
“People pay to see blood, they pay to see war and that’s why people are supporting my journey because I deliver every time I step in the ring,” said Joshua.“If he backs up his talk he’ll go past the first round, but the second round – that’s the danger round, just protect yourself. I’ll handle my business and he’ll go the same way as everyone else.”
Joshua vs Breazeale Fight Tickets
Sky TV customers can get exclusive tickets to be at Anthony Joshua’s first world heavyweight title defence against Dominic Breazeale at The O2 on June 25. Sky Tickets has secured 100 premium seats exclusively for Sky TV customers, located in our customer-only bar, Sky Backstage, at The O2, which has turned into Joshua’s fortress.Enjoy brilliant views of the live action and a bar with food and drink available to buy all evening! Tickets are limited to two per customer, and priced at £100 each.
These exclusive tickets go on sale at 10.00am on Tuesday, June 14. Be quick – they’re sure to go fast.
Source : Boxingnewsonline.net