Anthony Joshua MBE and Dominic Breazeale will weigh-in in Covent Garden on Friday June 24 ahead of their blockbuster showdown for Joshua’s IBF World Heavyweight title at The O2 in London on June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Joshua is preparing to defend his World title for the first time against the unbeaten American and they will hit the scales at 1pm on Friday along with the stacked undercard.
The scales will be set up in the iconic central hub of Covent Garden in front of the famous St Paul’s church, with fans urged to arrive early to grab the best spot.
The Covent Garden weigh-in completes a busy pre-fight schedule with a public work-out and free-entry fight night at York Hall on Tuesday June 22 where Joshua, Breazeale and undercard fighters including George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr, Dillian Whyte, Anthony Ogogo and Conor Benn will perform work-outs and as an added bonus English Lightweight champion Ohara Davies and talented Middleweight Craig Richards look to extend their unbeaten records in six round bouts.
There are media-only press conferences on Wednesday and Thursday before the whole card heads to Covent Garden on the Friday for the weigh-in.
Unbeaten Londoners Ohara Davies and Craig Richards will box at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Tuesday June 21 as part of the free-entry public work-out ahead of Anthony Joshua’s IBF World Heavyweight title defence against Dominic Breazeale at The O2 on Saturday June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Davies landed the English Lightweight title in Greenwich in April when he stopped Andy Keates in four rounds on the undercard of Joshua’s World title win over Charles Martin at The O2.
Davies will be looking to move into double figures for stoppage wins in his 12th pro outing, with the Hackney man already on a run of five stoppage wins as the 24 year old continues to cause waves in the 135lbs division.
Richards boxes for the fourth time in the paid ranks and the Crystal Palace Middleweight has impressed in his first year in the pros and fights at the famous east London venue for the third time.
Davies and Richards’ fights are added to an action-packed night at York Hall where Joshua and Breazeale perform public workouts alongside stars on the undercard George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr, Dillian Whyte, Anthony Ogogo and Conor Benn.
Doors will open at 4.30pm with the action getting underway at 5pm – entry is free and first-come, first-served.