American Dominic Breazeale is at far less fractions to defeat Deontay Wilder than he was to upset Anthony Joshua.
The WBC mandatory challenger steps up for a grudge match with Wilder on May 18 in New York City.
Once announced, Betway’s Alan Alger gave his admission on the fight.
Despite this fact, Wilder still remains a hot favorite to see off his compatriot.
“All eyes will be on Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale on May 19th where the Bronze Bomber should get the job done at odds of 2/9.
“Breazeale has 18 knockouts from 20 wins and isn’t totally discounted at odds of 100/30. It only takes one big punch in this division to cause a shock but you’ve got to fancy it will be Wilder delivering the knockout blow.”
Compared to rival Joshua, Breazeale is given a much bigger chance against Wilder.
AJ fought Breazeale in 2016, with commentator Alex Steedman previewing the fight for oddschecker.com at the time. In contrast, Breazeale was 14/1 with UK bookies.
Joshua is boxing’s equivalent of the microwave meal. Warm him up, the bell sounds and he’s good to go. His fights generally take a little less time than it does to cook lasagna too.
Certainly that was the case back in April when AJ (1/20) ripped the IBF belt from Charles Martin. The American suffered two flash knockdowns in the second round and chose to sit it out. One of the worst world champions in recent years was replaced by one of the most exciting.
That demolition inside five minutes was the 16th consecutive knockout of Joshua’s career with all bar December’s roller-coaster seventh round win over Dillian Whyte coming inside three rounds. The fans that continue to sell out the O2 Arena in support of AJ come looking for knockouts and Joshua is more than happy to oblige. They will both be rewarded handsomely again on Saturday.
Opponent Breazeale (14/1) has one more win and one less KO than Joshua but with 15 stoppages in 17, he can definitely punch. A one time college quarterback, Breazeale knows what its like to be in the pocket and sacked; twice he’s been on the deck as a pro before coming back to win by KO. Having only switched sporting codes a little over seven years ago, Breazeale has been learning on the job but now he’s up in the big league and he doesn’t look quick or good enough.