Joshua vs Breazeale: Challenger targets Tyson Fury bout
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 09/06/16 5:48pm
Dominic Breazeale is determined to seize Anthony Joshua's title and then unify the heavyweight division by beating Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
The American (17-0-KO15) is full of confidence ahead of challenging IBF champion Joshua at The O2 on June 25 - live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Current WBA Super and WBO champion Fury (25-0-KO18) defends his belts in a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko (64-4-KO53) two weeks later, and the winner of that bout is already in Breazeale's sights along with WBC holder Wilder (36-0-KO35).
'Trouble' told Sky Sports: "Unfortunately, not too long ago a guy like Klitschko lost to a guy like Tyson Fury and I don't think a guy like Tyson Fury deserves, understand or respects the fact that he is a champion. I think that next time around Klitschko is going to do what he has to do to get his belts back.
"Klitschko has been a very successful guy in professional boxing and for him to lose the way he did was very discouraging but if he didn't think he could beat a guy like Tyson Fury then he wouldn't have taken the rematch so I think he is coming back with a vengeance for sure.
"At the same time a guy like Deontay Wilder with the whole [Alexander] Povetkin situation going down I think eventually that fight is going to happen. Will it happen soon? No because of the whole drug test. But that's also going to be an explosive fight.
"After I get done beating Anthony Joshua and taking his IBF title, I want to fight a guy like Deontay Wilder. I want to fight a guy like Tyson Fury if he still has the belts... or Klitschko.
"I've always said I want to fight the best of the best if I'm going to be recognised as the best and go down in the history books then I have to fight the best and if that's me fighting the guy who has the next belt and the next belt by all means let's do it.
"Klitschko did a phenomenal job of holding the belts for, I think 7 years, unifying the majority of the belts and I don't think there's any better way to go out and do it."
Joshua and Breazeale wasted no time in getting up close and personal at the initial press conference, where the champion appeared to take exception to what he perceived as 'disrespect' from the visitor.
Anthony Joshua vs Dominic Breazeale is live on Sky Sports Box Office from The O2 on June 25. Order the event online now.