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Anthony Joshua: 'Paul Butlin will be a tough opponent'

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua insists that he is expecting a tough bout against Paul Butlin in Sheffield on Saturday evening.

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua believes that Paul Butlin will provide tough opposition in his second professional fight on Saturday night.

Joshua returns to the ring just three weeks after stopping Emanuele Leo on his debut, and the super-heavyweight Olympic gold medallist has insisted that Butlin will test him in their Sheffield encounter.

The 23-year-old told Sky Sports News: "It's going to be tough. He is a tough guy who does MMA, so he is used to getting hit and hitting someone back."

Butlin has a professional record of 14 wins in 33 fights.

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