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Dominic Breazeale: Anthony Joshua knows I'm not some pushover

Dominic Breazeale has touched down in the United Kingdom for his June 25 fight with Anthony Joshua.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KO) has arrived in London ahead of his June 25 shot at Anthony Joshua and the IBF world heavyweight title, easily the biggest fight yet in the career of the former U.S. Olympian.

Breazeale, 30, is a massive underdog, and the lines have only moved in Joshua's favor. When they opened, lines were around -2000 for Joshua (16-0, 16 KO) and +900 for Breazeale, but there are books that now have Joshua at -5000 and Breazeale at +2300. If Dominic Breazeale pulls off the upset, he could make someone a very rich person. Not that I'd advise betting. And certainly I wouldn't advise betting on Breazeale.

But Breazeale does point out that both of them are known to be big punchers, and in the heavyweight division, anything can happen from one big punch.

"We're two knockout artists so whoever lands first is going to win," he said. "I know I got under his skin at the first press conference. He was rattled when we met and he knows I'm not some pushover like he's had in the past.

"I am an opportunist and if I see an opportunity, I am going to take advantage of it. If he exposes something or shows a weakness of some sort, I plan to take advantage of it. I'll go with the game plan, of course. My trainer, Manny Robles has done a great job developing a game plan during our training camp."

His approach is simple: power.

"I'll hit him hard, hit him strong, hit him with everything, just be ready. We've had a great camp and it's the most exciting part about camp is getting to the finish line and I am excited. I am ready to be victorious on June 25."

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