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01 DECEMBER 2015

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Sprott Happy To Face Joshua Next

Former British heavyweight champion Michael Sprott has confirmed that he would be prepared to step in and test unbeaten prospect Anthony Joshua.


The current Olympic super heavyweight champ extended his record to 5-0 by stopping Hector Alfredo Avila inside a round in Glasgow earlier this month.


Joshua’s Promoter Eddie Hearn indicated that he would step up the opposition next time out and someone like Sprott would be ideal oppostion


Sprott confirmed he would put other offers to one side in favour of facing Joshua.


"I’m not sure what the situation is with that(facing Joshua) but I hope they give it to me because I want to be the one to put a dent on his record," Sprott told


"It definitely excites me. I’ve beaten one Olympian (Audley Harrison) - I’m sure I can beat another one.


"I’ve not heard that much about it yet but they were talking around May time and possibly for a British title so we’ll have to wait and see.


"At the moment I’m fighting in a Prizefighter-type tournament in New Zealand in June which has big prize money of £100,000.


"But if Joshua comes up things will change and I will fight him."


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