Britains brightest heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua takes another small step towards the British title as he takes on veteran campaigner Michael Sprott at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 22nd.
The London Olympic Gold medal winner has swept through his first year opposition as a professional with consummate ease dispatching every one of them before the end of the third round. He will be eager to start facing opponents who can take him a few more rounds at least but won’t let that fact stop him from ending the contest as soon as possible should the opportunity arise to do so.
As he often has standing at 6ft 6 inches tall, he will have huge height and reach advantages against Sprott which will help him to tee off without going into range of a Sprott counter. At 39 years of age Sprott who has held British , Commonwealth and European belts before is still going despite his best years coming a decade ago when he was he key contender on the domestic scene along with the likes of Audley Harrison, Danny Williams and Matt Skelton who has already fought Joshua and didn’t get through the second round. He has only been fighting in scheduled three rounders for the past year in Prizefighter tournaments in England and New Zealand where in his last fight against Kali Meehan he was knocked out in the first round. Despite this being a scheduled ten rounder he may only be in for another three and he will need to call upon every bit of his 357 rounds of experience to damage limitation.
Joshua: W9 (KO9) L0 D0 KO%100
Sprott: W42 (KO17) L22 (KO12)D0 KO%26.56