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Dominic Breazeale promises to take Anthony Joshua into deep waters

Despite heading into his title shot as a underdog, Dominic Breazeale believes he'll present Anthony Joshua with challenges he's never encountered before.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With things gearing up for June 25th's title fight between Dominic Breazeale and Anthony Joshua, Breazeale says Joshua has been coddled thus far in his career - but that'll all change this weekend in London. Breazeale says that he's going to apply the pressure and take Joshua into deep waters to see how he fares. Check out what he had to say to WBN:

"I plan on putting on some extreme pressure and taking Joshua to places he's never been," said Breazeale. "We'll find out on Saturday night if he can handle it.

"I want him to feel uncomfortable at all given times of the fight, every second of every round. Yes, he's got rid of a lot of his guys in the earlier rounds, he hasn't been taken into deep waters. Do I want to see him go into uncharted territory? Of course, without a doubt."

Breazeale then goes on to say how he was sitting close to the action at the 2012 Olympics, where Joshua claimed a gold medal, and says in no uncertain terms that he saw Joshua lose the final fight but benefit from some hometown cooking. And with Breazeale believing that Joshua is overlooking him to a degree, he plans on giving Joshua a cold dose of reality.

"I think Joshua's thinking of me as a stepping stone and he's going to be sorry about that. He's just wrong. He's fighting a guy at 6ft7in, 255 pounds that brings the pressure and a great pace from round-to-round. I'm one of those guys that I might take a shot, I might work some defence or I might work a strong jab."

Joshua and Breazeale will meet this Saturday at London's O2 Arena with the IBF title on the line.

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