Free Boxing Betting Tip | Back Anthony Joshua to take out Dominic Breazeale in Round 3Published June 25, 2016
British IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua faces the first defence of his first world title on Saturday evening at the O2 Arena in London, just 10 weeks after dismantling Charles Martin with some heavy and impressive shots to force a second round stoppage.
On the back of this effort, Joshua went from prospect to a legitimate force and even though the opposition was once again questionable, a tangible reward in the form of a title belt means he can now command respect and bigger purses. Boylesports are offering top price of 1/18 for a Joshua victory, with his American rival Dominic Breazeale trading as the 12/1 underdog. So with little value in the win market perhaps the round betting market can offer a bit more.
Joshua (16-0-KO16) spoke to Sky Sports News at a public media workout session at York Hall on Tuesday and while most of the hard training is done for this camp, he said there is still a lot of mental preparation to do before he steps into the ring. “There is still hard work in a weird way because, even if it is not physically draining, it is mentally because my coach expects a lot from me,” he said. “He wants me to step up the levels, he wants me to be sharp.”
Breazeale is 17-0 against ordinary opposition in the U.S. Two of his last ten victories have been by decision against complete unknowns. With Anthony Joshua’s proven Olympic pedigree, huge KO power, superior conditioning and top camp, the different in both ring craft and experience is likely to be evident early on.
The American is a big guy however, standing at 6ft 7lb and he could be awkward for a couple of rounds and with those decision wins to his name, could be the type to take some heavy shots. So maybe this one can go past the first two rounds and into the third or fourth before Joshua begins to really find his range and unload the finishing touches to defend his title in front of the home crowd at an Arena he’s made his own.