Joshua: Dominic Breazeale plans to expose ‘rattled’ Anthony Joshua

Joshua: Dominic Breazeale plans to expose ‘rattled’ Anthony Joshua

Dominic Breazeale says he plans to expose the weaknesses of a “rattled” Anthony Joshua when they meet on June 25.

The undefeated American (17-0-KO15) challenges Joshua for the IBF world heavyweight title at the O2 Arena, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

It will be the first time Breazeale has fought outside of the USA as a professional, but he did fight away from home soil as an amateur at the 2012 London Olympics when Joshua (16-0-KO16) clinched gold.

Breazeale, who was defeated by Russian Magomed Omarov in the first round of the London Olympics, is confident history will not repeat itself in the capital.

“I am an opportunist and if I see an opportunity, I am going to take advantage of it. If he exposes something or shows a weakness of some sort, I plan to take advantage of it,” the 30-year-old told Sky Sports News HQ after landing at London Heathrow Airport.

“I’ll go with the game plan, of course. My trainer has done a great job developing a game plan, but if I see an opportunity I am going to take advantage of it.”

He added: “I’ll hit him hard, hit him strong, hit him with everything, just be ready. We’ve had a great camp and it’s the most exciting part about camp, getting to the finish line and I am excited. I am ready for it.”

Joshua blew Breazeale’s fellow American Charles Martin away in two rounds in April to claim the IBF strap and has since said that he is planning to unify the heavyweight division.

But Breazeale, who clashed with the Brit during their first press conference, believes he is winning the mind games ahead of their bout and warned Joshua that he will be no push over.

“It seems that I got under his skin, I don’t know him very well, but I could just tell from his attitude and demeanour, that he was a little rattled,” he said.

“That’s always a good thing, he knows he’s in for a big fight and he’s not got a push over on his hands.”