Toe2Toe podcast: Can Anthony Joshua get back to the top? What next for Amir Khan after doping violation? | Boxing News
There’s a lot to get caught into on the newest episode of the Toe2Toe podcast, with Andy Scott and firm discussing the Amir Khan controversy, Anthony Joshua’s win on the weekend and the upcoming struggle between Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith.
Andy heads to the Landmark Resort in London to talk to each Okolie and Billam-Smith as they went face to face in Tuesday’s press convention forward of their struggle on Might 27, reside on Sky Sports activities.
WBO cruiserweight champion Okolie places his world title on the road in former coaching companion Billam-Smith’s dwelling city, with the bout set for Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.
“Combating somebody I do know very properly for a world title is a really thrilling alternative,” Billam-Smith mentioned. “I am elated to be combating on the dwelling of my beloved AFC Bournemouth in entrance of my phenomenal followers. On Might 27 I’ll repay them by successful a world title.”
Okolie final defended his title when he dominated necessary challenger David Mild in Manchester final month. “I am pumped, I am able to go,” he mentioned.
Additionally on the podcast – the newest episode accessible to take heed to under – Johnny Nelson joins Andy to mirror on Amir Khan’s ban for a doping violation and Anthony Joshua’s win over Jermaine Franklin on the O2 on Saturday night time, having already expressed his concerns over the ‘vulnerability’ AJ showed in the win and his motivation going forward.
Khan has been banned from sport for 2 years for a failed anti-doping check following his struggle with Brook final February.
“I do not know the way it bought into my system, perhaps shaking palms, perhaps sharing a drink with any person,” Khan advised Sky Sports activities Information.
“If individuals bear in mind me for simply this incident that is occurred then I believe it’s going to all the time upset me as a result of I do know it was by no means carried out on objective.”
Additionally on the podcast, we hear from Callum Simpson, who was in attendance on the Joshua-Franklin struggle, and communicate to Alen Babic forward of his conflict with Lukasz Rozanski.
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