We are 2 days away from the big IBF Heavyweight Title Defence fight between Anthony Joshua & Dominic Breazeale on Saturday at the 02 Arena!
The fight has had many critics opinions, fans choosing sides and general boxing fans making assumptions about the choice of challenger to give AJ a test for the IBF Heavyweight Title. Earlier this week Anthony was at the infamous York Hall for some mad work to promote and show the fans a taster of what we have all been waiting for. In an interview AJ cleared up the confusion of why he chose Breazeale instead of many other contenders to fight and he said: “A fight like this is my chance to showcase myself to the American public as part of the build-up for a championship unification fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder next spring.”
(Source: Anthony Joshua’s Interview with Daily Mail | Mail Online)
Since the fight between Joshua vs Martin there has been more hype around AJ due to the KO within 2 rounds of the IBF Heavyweight title fight which was a sell-out of a night. An amazing under card also with fights from the likes of Welshman Lee Selby who defended his IBF World Featherweight title against American Eric Hunter, his mandatory challenger. Also Conor Benn the son of former two-weight world champion Nigel Benn – who made his professional debut against Luke Keleher at welterweight which Benn won by KO.
(Source: Sky Sports | Boxing World: Anthony Joshua vs Dominic Breazeale – Gloves Are Off)
Dominic ‘Trouble’ Breazeale – The Challenger
Breazeale, who is an American Pro Boxer with a current record of 17 fights, 17 wins with 15 KO’s is coming to the UK on the 25th of June to fight Anthony Joshua for the IBF Heavyweight Title of the world. He brings an amazing record with him which is a good match with AJ’s himself! He performed well in his amateur career which has got him to where he is today, in 2012 he won the U.S National Super Heavyweight championship at the Fort Carson Special Events Center in Colorado. This then gave him the opportunity to fight in the Olympics in London, where he lost in the first round. Before his career within the boxing world, Dominic was a former quarterback on the American Football team at his University – Northern Colorado.
– Anthony Joshua pad workout with Trainer Tony Sims at York Hall –