While differing in opinion on who will prevail Saturday in their heavyweight title showdown in London, both British champion Anthony Joshua and American challenger Dominic Breazeale agree on one thing: Someone is getting knocked out.
Charles Martin took some verbal shots at Anthony Joshua before his heavyweight title defense against the British slugger in April, but was quickly silenced on fight night. Now, Dominic Breazeale is engaging in some of those same tactics in advance of his clash with Joshua, although he vows to present a much tougher challenge.
Watching Charles Martin win a heavyweight title and then receive $5 million to defend it against Anthony Joshua was tough for Dominic Breazeale to take.
As usual, when Leo Santa Cruz defends his 126-pound title against Carl Frampton on July 30, he’ll do so under the guidance of a family member. Except this time, his brother Antonio will be his cornerman rather than his father and longtime trainer, Jose Santa Cruz, who is undergoing treatment for bone cancer.
Newly crowned British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has signed a multi-fight licensing agreement with Showtime, the network and Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports, announced Wednesday.
Lem’s Corner: 175-pound champ Adonis Stevenson eyes winner of Edwin Rodriguez-Thomas Williams Jr. clash
When Edwin Rodriguez and Thomas Williams Jr. collide Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California (Fox, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), there won’t be a world title up for grabs. There could be, however, in the winner’s next fight.
Dominic Breazeale had to overcome early adversity, but he powered up to pass a stiff test against veteran heavyweight Amir Mansour.
Dominic Breazeale has done some impressive things in his 30 years on this planet: qualified for the Olympics in 2012, scoring a trip to the White House and a photo op with President Barack Obama as a result; successfully gone from a college football quarterback to a pro boxer despite limited amateur experience; and established himself as a top prospect in a resurgent crop of American heavyweights. Last, but not least, he’s just referred to a 6-foot-1, 218-pound man as “little.”