The O2 conflict is a rematch following Bellew’s stoppage of David Haye final March.
Haye tore his Achilles early in that struggle earlier than Haye’s nook threw within the towel.
WBA Tremendous, IBF and WBO heavyweight champ Joshua says he was one of many few folks not shocked by the Liverpudlian’s victory in that bout.
And Joshua is anticipating an identical story this time round.
“I wouldn’t name it an upset that Bellew gained the primary struggle — I believed in Bellew from the beginning so I wouldn’t name it an upset in that sense,” Joshua mentioned. “I really feel that Bellew will do it once more.
“If he did it as soon as, if he ‘fluked’ it as soon as, induced an upset as soon as, he will certainly imagine he can do it once more.
“He has that confidence in himself. He took Haye’s finest pictures within the first struggle and didn’t go down.
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“Bellew has actual confidence going into this struggle.
“I can see that in him. He did it as soon as and he believes he can do it once more.
“Bellew is a mate of mine. I really need Bellew to win — and I imagine he’ll.”
Most bookies have David Haye as favorite to win this time round.
The Londoner has misplaced simply three of his 31 fights although has not stepped into the ring since defeat to Bellew.
It’s an identical story for Bellew, who has two losses on his 32-fight report.
Haye has admitted that if 35-year-old Bellew wins on Saturday he’ll retire from boxing.