The biggest boxing fight of the year is almost upon us. On Saturday 29 th April, IBF Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua will come up against former champion, Wladimir Klitschko in front of a crowd of 90,000 at a sold out Wembley Stadium. The two man mountains will be battling it out for the IBF and WBA World Heavyweight titles.
Coming into this fight, AJ’s record stands at 18-0 – 18 wins and 18 knockouts. His most recent victory was back in December 2016 where he put Eric Molina to the floor in just the third round. Joshua has only been forced past three
rounds on two occasions, once against American, Dominic Breazeale and once against long-term rival Dillian Whyte.
It’s safe to say that Wladimir Klitschko is one of the world’s most talented and most respected boxers. The Ukrainian, also known as ‘Dr Steelhammer’ reigned the division for almost 10 years from 2006-2015 but then lost to Tyson Fury on points in a shock upset. The former champion is now 41 years old and hasn’t stepped into the ring for almost 18 months but still believes he has the skill and power to topple AJ.
Will AJ’s youth, excitement, adrenaline and speed prove too much to handle for Klitschko or will the Ukrainian bounce back from his defeat against Tyson Fury and set the record straight?