Dominic Breazeale hit the canvas in his most recent fight. He rose, began unloading heavy punches and remained undefeated by breaking his veteran opponent’s jaw.
Now comes a stiffer test.
On Saturday, Upland’s Breazeale (17-0, 15 knockouts) will fight new International Boxing Federation heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) in the 2012 Olympic gold medalist’s home country, at London’s O2 Arena.
Showtime will televise the bout live at 2:15 p.m. Pacific time.
Breazeale, after losing earlier in the London Summer Games, has watched Joshua compete in the Olympics and says he isn’t overly impressed with the power puncher,...