Anthony Joshua has 'strength of George Foreman & Frank Bruno'

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Anthony Joshua's strength like Foreman & Bruno - Audley Harrison
Charles Martin v Anthony Joshua
Venue: O2 Arena, London Date: 9 April
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live (from 22:30 BST approx) and BBC Sport website (20:30 BST)

Anthony Joshua has the "brutish strength" of George Foreman and Frank Bruno, according to Audley Harrison.

The 2000 Olympic super-heavyweight champion is backing fellow Briton Joshua to be too strong for American Charles Martin in Saturday's IBF world heavyweight title fight in London.

Harrison says "all the cards are in Joshua's favour", likening the 26-year-old to the ex-heavyweight champions.

"He lives the life of an athlete," Harrison, 44, told BBC Radio 5 live.

"He's very fit, strong and committed.

"I just think Anthony Joshua has got that George Foreman, Frank Bruno brutish strength - that ingredient that is hard to hold him off."

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Frank Bruno and George Foreman
Bruno, left, won the WBC heavyweight title in 1995 and Foreman, right, is a two-time world champion

Martin has won 23 and drawn one of his 24 fights and beat Vyacheslav Glazkov for the vacant IBF belt in January.

Harrison has sparred with the 29-year-old American, whom he calls a "rugged, tall, big southpaw", but says Watford-born Joshua will have the British crowd behind him on Saturday.

"Charles Martin will be gallant, brave and it's a great fight potentially" said Harrison. "But I can't see him keeping back the steam train that is Anthony Joshua."

Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua defeated Dillian Whyte at London's O2 Arena in December

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