Joshua to defend title against Breazeale

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF world heavyweight title against American Dominic Breazeale at the O2 Arena in London onJune 25, Matchroom Sport has confirmed.

The Olympic gold medallist took home the belt by inflicting a first defeat on Charles Martin with a second-round knockout on April 9.

Joshua’s next opponent is unbeaten 6’7″ Breazeale, who has won 17 fights, 15 by way of knockout, and also represented the USA at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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“I can’t tell you how excited I am to fight again, especially at The O2 which I have made my fortress,” Joshua told Matchroom
Sport’s official website. “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.

“It’s sure to be explosive, both of us like to let our hands go and score knockouts, we are both undefeated and both have Olympic pedigree.

“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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