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Dominic Breazeale next for AJ

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF World Heavyweight Title against undefeated Dominic Breazeale on June 25, here's what you need to know about the American fighter. Somebody's 0 has got to go! 

Dominic Breazeale, (17-0-0) 15KOs

– American

– Born August 24, 1985

– Orthodox stance

– Height: 6’ 7”

– Reach: 81.5”

– Used to be quarterback for the University of Colorado

– Was USA’s number one heavyweight in the amateurs

– Lost in first round of the Olympics to Magomed Omarov

– Currently undefeated as a professional

– Carries power and likes to let his hands go

Last fight

– In his last fight, Breazeale beat Amir Mansour for the WBC Continental Americas title through strange circumstances. Breazeale was behind on the score cards and had been knocked down in the third round. But Mansour accidentally bit his tongue almost in half, and with his nose blocked he was struggling to breath. He also had a fractured jaw. He gave up on his stool in round five

– Breazeale was caught with a lot of punches in the fight, particularly hooks, which he can ill-afford to do against the heavy-handed Joshua

– He struggled at times with the pressure coming from Mansour. AJ is known to crank up the pressure if he can sense a knockout coming  

– That said, Brezeale, proved to be a tough, resilient customer against Mansour, and wasn't overwhelmed despite being knocked down 

– He does have a slight height advantage over Joshua, but Brezeale’s fight with Mansour showed he can be outboxed and can be hurt

Read our interview to see how Anthony Joshua stays top of his game 

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