The Londoner faces the Ukrainian all-time great in what ranks Klitschko vs Joshua Live as one of the biggest fights in British boxing history.A capacity crowd of 90,000 will cram into Wembley Stadium to see the scrap for Joshua’s IBF heavyweight title and the vacant WBA strap.The bout has also caused a huge stir in the US; the two major premium cable networks HBO and Showtime negotiated for three months over who will get to show the fight between two Europeans live.
Event: Wladimir Klitschko vs Anthony Joshua
Date: 29th April
Venue: Wembley Stadiam,London
TV Info: klitschkkovsjoshulive.us
Joshua said: “Boxing in Vegas used to be my dream but not any more because it’s so good here.Britain is always overlooked. People said, ‘You have to go to America to be respected’.No, not any more. You come here, you come and fight us. That’s what I like and it’s amazing how the tables have turned.
“British boxing is booming at the minute. And not just me, the younger fighters coming up are phenomenal fighters as well.”Joshua has an exclusive deal with Showtime in America while HBO and Klitschko have a similar agreement in place. It means that, for only the third time in history, the pair have reached a dual- broadcast agreement, with Showtime airing the fight live and HBO showing it on tape-delay a few hours later at American primetime.
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After 3½ years as a professional, building a record of 18 fights and 18 one-sided knockouts, the fighter who claimed Olympic gold in 2012 as a neophyte, and his first world title last year in his 16th contest, now faces the formidable Klitschko, his first elite opponent. Joshua has never been beyond seven rounds and this is the test of whether he is ‘the real deal’.“It’s a 50-50 fight,” admits Joshua. “He thinks it’s a 50-50, too, but I’m just confident I can beat him and that puts the odds in my favour.”Asked how Joshua envisages the fight progressing, he pauses. Taking up the commentary, he explains: “We come out. He comes out fast. I think he likes to take the centre of the ring – he has that ring generalship. He tries to feint, feint, feint, come in and establish that jab early and try to bring that hook round the side to set up that right hand.
The truth is that no one really knows what will happen. There are so many imponderables. And it is what makes this heavyweight contest for two of the four world title belts – Joshua’s International Boxing Federation title and the vacant World Boxing Association crown, and worth an estimated £40 million – utterly fascinating.Has Klitschko still got what it takes at 41, after 18 months out of the ring and in the wake of a defeat to another Briton, Tyson Fury? Does Klitschko truly Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream believe in himself? What does he have left in the tank, outside pride and an obsession to reclaim the belts? Will the Ukrainian use the experience of his 68 fights and near-decade-long reign as the champion to outbox and outthink the young tyro?
Or will Joshua’s speed and power crumple his old foe like the demolition of a Victorian brick smoking tower? Which will prevail, the youth of Joshua, or the wizened experience of a man who has developed a machine-like system for winning?
Not bad for a kid from Watford who 10 years ago was heading in the wrong direction and was once on remand in Reading jail. Boxing changed him, and his life.
“It’s a blessing to be here,” explains Joshua. “We wait so long to get to this position and it’s all over in a night. I get to the arena at 7 o’clock and by 11.30 we’re walking back and going home and talking about the evening. I’ve learnt to embrace these moments, have fun with it. The crowd are Joshua vs Klitschko Live there to support me. That’s why they come out. All me and him have to do is perform. And the best man wins. I feel that’s me. I wouldn’t say it any other way.”
Joshua was raw early on in his career. In some ways, he still is. But there is the sense that the wider public sees something in the man, a first-generation immigrant of Nigerian descent, and that they want this likeable, huge man to succeed.He stands on the cusp of something great. And he knows it. “I’d love to fight in Africa like Ali and Foreman did, that would be amazing. I’d love to fight in Vegas but it’s on the back-burner. It’s the era of UK boxing. But if I was to just do it myself it’s not as big. What do they say? Every dancer needs a dance partner… Let everyone shine.
“Tyson Fury: get fit, bounce back. Dereck Chisora: get fit. Dillian Whyte: beat Mariusz Wach. David Haye: get your leg right. Joe Parker [the World Boxing Organisation champion], Hughie Fury, [Deontay] Wilder, they are more than welcome to come over and commentate on Sky Sports. Everyone is welcome.”Relaxed. Too relaxed? Maybe. But when Saturday comes, that will change. “Honestly, strip the hype away and the billion-dollar dreams and I just like boxing,” he says. And ‘unleashing hell’ of course. Saturday night will be the ultimate Klitschko vs Joshua Live test of that powerful pledge.