Joshua ready for Klitschko

- Reuters, London

Apr 27, 2017-

Anthony Joshua has said his 13 weeks of preparation has pushed him to a whole new level ahead of his world heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday. 

The 27-year-old Joshua, unbeaten in 18 bouts since turning pro in 2013, said he is not concerned about the punishment he could take in the ring because of his high-intensity training program. 

Klitschko, 41, who went unbeaten for 11 years before losing the belts to Tyson Fury in 2015, has 64 wins against four defeats and will be hoping to seize Joshua’s IBF crown as well as the vacant WBA and IBO titles. Joshua expects a tough fight and saying it will be one of the defining fights of his career when he faces the Ukrainian in front of largest British boxing crowd for nearly 80 years. 

“It is one of them. If this was towards the end of my career, I would say: ‘This is the defining fight that’s going to write the history books,’” he added. “He’s coming game, he’s coming ready, and the body does what the mind tells it. His mind seems to be in the right place so I’m in for a tough fight.”

Published: 27-04-2017 09:00

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