Anthony Joshua is set to defend his IBF world heavyweight title against undefeated American Dominic Breazeale at The O2 on June 25.
Anthony Joshua who most recently defeated Charles Martin with a second round stoppeage is excited to face Breazeale who has secured 15 of his 17 wins inside the distance but was knocked down by Amir Mansour in his last fight in January before climbing off the canvas to force a stoppage said “I can’t tell you how excited I am to fight again, especially at The O2 which I have made my fortress,” said Joshua.My coaches have watched Breazeale for a long time and they knew he was going to be a player in the division and now we get the chance to go war on June 25. I am looking to get passed Breazeale in style and continue moving towards the unification fight everybody is waiting for. I’m looking forward to being part of a stacked night of boxing and defending my title in style.”
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Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “June 25 is going to be a huge night from start to finish. It’s great that Britain’s newest super star is staying active, many would have still been celebrating but its back to business for AJ.The fight with Breazeale is going to be explosive- he is 6″7 and is one of the few whose KO ratio is up there with Anthony’s. He has come through the similar elite amateur set up and has worked his way into this shot and is ready to go.We are looking to put on one of our strongest cards yet at The O2, topped by the huge domestic clash between George Groves and Martin Murray which is set to be a wonderful clash”.
Dominic Breazeale said in a recent interview he was “extremely excited” by the prospect of facing Joshua and wanted to return to the UK to “finish what I didn’t in 2012”.