American boxer Dominic Breazeale is confident of defeating World IBF Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
The Californian arrived in London last week and has already acclimatised ahead of his IBF world title challenge on Saturday, at The O2.
Breazeale said: “It’s nice to be here and good to be in London. It’s a good place to be right now. They love him (Joshua) here but I am sorry I have had to come over the pond and ruin their day, but it’s one of those situations.
“I’ve come to win and put on a big show and me and Anthony Joshua are going to fight on June 25 – and I am looking forward to it.I am probably the biggest fighter he’s fought, 6ft 7ins, 255lbs. I’ve probably got the same hand-speed, probably a bit more power and I can definitely take a shot.It’s going to be two gladiators going at it and Anthony Joshua knows that.”
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Unbeaten Breazeale (17-0-KO15) is looking to make amends for his last London venture when he was beaten by Russia’s Magomed Omarov 19-8 in the last-16 of the 2012 Olympics, while Joshua went on to win the super-heavyweight gold medal.
“The 2012 Olympics were a bit of an open chapter for me and to be able to come back to fight for a world title is definitely going to be closure in that.It’s everything I have prepared for over the last eight years and continue to prepare for. It’s one belt I intend on capturing and use as a stepping stone.”