Boxing: Anthony Joshua predicting early knockout

Anthony Joshua and Dillian Boxing

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British heavyweight Anthony Joshua is adamant Dillian Whyte will not see past three rounds when the pair meet at the 02 Arena on Saturday night.

The duo will headline a packed bill full of British talent as they bid to settle their bitter London rivalry once and for all.

Joshua was beaten by Whyte in the amateurs back in 2009 and the latter insists he will repeat his success this weekend.

Both fighters have already been involved in some heated exchanges in the build up to the fight, but Joshua has now predicted that he will see off his opponent early.

The Olympic gold medallist is hoping to end 2015 in style, as he looks to go in search of a world title in 2016, and believes Whyte will not be able to handle his power.

He told Sky Sports News HQ: “There’s a real divide in supporters. That’s what boxing is all about. We’ve got a rivalry going on and we get to put it to bed on Saturday night.

“We’re going to go to war Saturday. All the verbals are irrelevant to me. I do my bit in the ring. In the press conference, let them do the talking. I turn up Saturday and that’s when I want to do what I do.

“The British title is on the line and I can’t wait to get my hands on that. It’ll be a good push towards 2016. I want to step up so I need to get my hands on that belt and then look forward to 2016.

“I don’t like to make predictions… he ain’t going to take me past three rounds.”

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