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 Last update:  7/27/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Anthony Joshua Faces Erislandy Savon in Tough Opener
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Finchley super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua will have to battle past a man with one of the most famous names in world amateur boxing history if he is to realise his dream of claiming a medal at his home city Olympics.

World silver medallist Joshua, one of Great Britain's best hopes for boxing gold, was handed a first round bout against Cuban Erislandy Savon - nephew of the great three-time Olympic champion Felix Savon - in today's draw at the ExCel Centre.

In a generally mixed draw for Great Britain fighters, middleweight Anthony Ogogo was paired with Junior Castillo of the Dominican Republic, against whom he will get the host nation's campaign under way on Saturday.

But there is no doubt the 6ft 6ins Joshua will be the centre of attention after landing a bout he would have preferred to avoid against the 22-year-old Cuban, a former world junior gold medallist eager to emulate his uncle, who won heavyweight gold medals in 1992, 1996 and 2000.

Great Britain team manager Matt Holt said: "Anthony had a fantastic World Championship and he is ready for this fight. It is always tough against the Cubans, but we know we have got a super-heavyweight who can mix it with the best."

Five British fighters - Andrew Selby, Luke Campbell, Thomas Stalker, Nicola Adams and Savannah Marshall - were given first round byes on account of their seedings, as were Ireland's Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlan and Katie Taylor.

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comment by Flux, on 07-28-2012
Savon's very talented, but a bit chinny. I honestly think Joshua can walk through him.

comment by nachorjj, on 07-27-2012
I go with Savon

comment by PureBoxingCEO, on 07-27-2012
Savon will beat Joshua. He is the chosen one in the super heavys

comment by Cloud, on 07-27-2012
Holy Hell what a fight.

comment by Russian Crushin, on 07-27-2012
Wow tough first fight

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