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Michael Sprott wants to be Joshua’s toughest challenger
By Andrew Scott Friday, 7 November 2014 04:21
Michael Sprott wants to be the toughest fighter that Anthony Joshua ever has to face, and many companies providing sports betting solutions believe that this fight is one that the fans will not want to miss.
On November 22, Sprott is set to go head-to-head with Joshua on the Cleverly vs. Bellew II bill.
The 39-year-old Sprott – who was the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion, and who is very famous with boxing fans all over the world – will be the 10th fighter that the Olympic gold medallist is set to face since he joined the professional ranks, and even though he doesn’t claim that he will take him out, Sprott is confident that he will give Joshua plenty of problems in the ring.
“I have never ducked anyone,” he said. “I’ve never avoided a challenge so when I got this offer I just thought I’ve got to give it a go.
“I don’t want to say too much but you will see on the night. It’s not going to be easy, it is going to be tough, not a walk in the park – he is a hungry individual.
“He’s a big puncher, he’s got evething going for him. He’s 25, I’m 39, so I know I am in for a hard time. But I am preparing properly to spring a surprise and make it difficuly for him.”
Joshua was already able beat Matt Skelton -a fighter who took on Sprott between the years of 2007 and 2010.
In those years, Sprott ended up losing two fights, but he did take him out four years ago in Prizefighter.
And even though he was able to beat Skelton when he stopped him in July within two rounds, Joshua expects to have a real battle in Liverpool.
“Michael has been in with the likes of Audley Harrison and Danny Williams and he won Prizefighter only a few months ago when I was on the same card,” he said.
“Look at his sparring, his experience, he’s been around for a long time, so he should pose some threats.
“He’s a dangerous fighter so I have got respect for him and I know I have to be well prepared.”
Boxing fans and many companies offering sports betting solutions expect a very intense clash when these fighters face each other, and are very eager to see what will ultimately happen in the ring when this battle gets underway.