Joshua, Klitschko set for historic showdown at Wembley

Joshua, Klitschko set for historic showdown at Wembley
April 29 09:55 2017

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes he will take “another step towards greatness” when he meets Wladimir Klitschko in the richest bout in British boxing history.

Joshua, 27, will defend his title and bid for the vacant WBA strap in front of a post-war record boxing crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in just his 19th professional fight.

Klitschko, 41, was unbeaten in 11 years prior to defeat to Tyson Fury in his last fight in November 2015 and says he is “obsessed” with overcoming the Briton.

“I will always stand up to the competition,” said Joshua. “There is no fear at all which trembles through the body.”

“You can talk about experience but even when I faced guys with less experience I took them as world championship fights. I have prepared since day one for this.

“April 29 is just another stepping stone towards greatness.”

Joshua weighed in at 17st 12lbs on Friday – the heaviest of his career and some 10lbs more than Klitschko, who came in 5lbs lighter than when he faced Tyson Fury in November 2015.