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Joshua v Breazeale: Tale of the Tape / Fighter stats / Recent form

Phil Jay 23/06/2016

As Anthony Joshua prepares to defend his IBF heavyweight title for the first time on Saturday night against Dominic Breazeale, here’s a look at how both boxers shape up.

‘AJ’ is four years younger than American Breazeale and possesses a slightly more impressive knockout record, leading to unfavourable odds from the bookmakers on an upset taking place at the O2 Arena.

Since turning pro on the back of Olympic success, Joshua has gone from strength to strength and seems to get better with every fight as he gains the necessary top division experience.

Fights with a rejuventated David Haye or the winner of the rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko are in the pipeline for Joshua, who has stopped all sixteen of his opponents so far.

ANTHONY JOSHUA

Age: 26
From: Watford, UK
Fights: 16
Won: 16 (16 KO)
Lost: 0
Drawn: 0
Debut: 5 October 2013

Recent form:

9/4/16 Charles Martin London W KO 2
IBF World Heavyweight title

12/12/15 Dillian Whyte London W TKO 7
Vacant British Heavyweight title
Commonwealth Heavyweight title
WBC International Heavyweight title

12/9/15 Gary Cornish London W TKO 1
Vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight title
WBC International Heavyweight title

30/5/15 Kevin Johnson London W TKO 2
WBC International Heavyweight title

9/5/15 Raphael Zumbano Love London W TKO 2

4/4/15 Jason Gavern Newcastle W KO 3

Challenger Breazeale has a fight more on his record, but one less KO to his credit and recently struggled to overcome compatriot Amir Mansour when knockout down early on in the fight.

Anyone with question marks over their chin would be ill-advised to be in the vicinity of Joshua, although the big Californian will be hoping to shock the world when the encounter goes down this weekend.

DOMINIC BREAZEALE

Nickname: Trouble
Age: 30
From: California
Fights: 17
Won: 17 (15 KOs)
Lost: 0
Drawn: 0
Debut: 9 November 2012

Recent form:

23/1/16 Amir Mansour Los Angeles W RTD 5
Vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight title

26/9/15 Fred Kassi Alabama W UD 10

6/6/15 Yasmany Consuegra California W TKO 3

7/3/15 Victor Bisbal Las Vegas W TKO 4

11/12/14 Epifanio Mendoza California W KO 2

16/8/14 Billy Zumbrun California W KO 3

Joshua v Breazeale is live this Saturday on Sky Sports Box Office from 7pm UK and on Showtime in the US