American challenger Dominic Breazeale has no reservations about being a massive underdog this weekend when the former Olympian takes on the formidable Anthony Joshua.
Despite being highly unfancied by the bookmakers, the 30 year-old is confident he can give Joshua a good fight, and believes the champion feels the same as the two prepare for battle at the O2 Arena in London.
“I definitely believe (Anthony Joshua) realizes, understands that he’s got a big test in front of him. He’s got a big fighter in front of him. He’s got a guy that’s going to break him down, test his will and see if he is a true champion,” said Breazeale.
“I am coming into this fight very confident and I’ve got some things that I know are going to work for me, as well as some things that I plan on exploiting out of Joshua.
“I’m blessed to have been picked for this fight and am thankful for this opportunity. The way I look at it, and the way I look at every fight that I go into, is that as long as I do everything that I need to do in the gym as far as sparring, preparation and training, running my miles, sleeping right and eating right.
“I’ve crossed all of my T’s and dotted all of my I’s, so I’ve got nothing to worry about. I’ve got nothing to second-guess. I’ve done everything I’m supposed to and I just can’t wait to shine.”
Amateur standout Joshua, 26, has stopped all sixteen opponents he’s faced so far in the paid ranks, fifteen within four rounds, leaving Breazeale with the arduous task of now backing up his pre-fight words.