Anthony Joshua will make his first title defense of his IBF Heavyweight championship against unbeaten boxer Dominic Breazeale on Saturday, 25 June 2016 at the O2 Arena, London UK. Matchroom has signed up Dillian Whyte who lost against Joshua last december and he will be fighting on the undercard while George Groves will be fighting Martin Murray for the WBA middleweight title on the same night making it one loaded undercard hense Sky will be broadcasting the night’s action via their PPV service “Sky Box Office”
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Anthony Joshua will headline the card against American Breazeale in the main-event but you can expect yet another one sided fight as Breazeale is no where near Joshua’s level even with his unbeaten record of 17 fights and 15 knockouts. His last fight was against Amir Mansoor where Breazeale lost every round and got knocked out but he won the fight only because Mansour bit his tongue and had to withdraw. But put aside Joshua vs Breazeale, Eddie Hearns is committed to put together a quality undercard worthy of PPV and this is how the night’s schedule is shaping up.
Anthony Joshua vs Dominic Breazeale Coverage Details:
Sky coverage will begin at around 06:00 p.m uk time with several preliminary fights. The coverage will go into encryption at around 07:00 p.m with Sky PPV coverage starting with the undercard fights. Dillian Whyte is schedule to fight at around 08:00 p.m followed by title bout between George Groves and Martin Murrey for middleweight title at around 09:30 p.m. The main-event between Joshua vs Breazeale won’t start before 10:30 p.m.
|Coverage Starts||Several preliminary fights (TBA)||06:00 p.m uk|
|Undercard Fight 1||Dillian Whyte vs TBA (Heavyweight)||19:30 uk|
|Undercard Fight 2||TBA||20:25 uk|
|Co-Feature||Goerge Groves vs Martin Murray (WBA international)||21:30 uk|
|Main-Event||Anthony Joshua vs Dominic Breazeale (IBF Heavyweight title)||22:30 uk|
Coverage in the United States ? Showtime boxing is likely to broadcast the fight live in the US and they might put the live streams on their official youtube channel as well with geo-blocked to US viewers only. Looking at the Breazeale’s career its hard to see how he is getting a title shot having looked so bad against a 43 year old Amir Mansour but Joshua won’t care as another easy win will only enhance his reputations and this fight is a step up for the bigger fight later in the year against either David Haye or Tyson Fury.