Wladimir Klitschko is preparing to meet Anthony Joshua to compete for the IBF, WBA and WBO titles on Saturday 29th April.
Ahead of the big fight, forty one year old Klitschko, has issued a warning to his opponent suggesting that to face him will be just as difficult as facing Mount Everest.
Having lost his heavyweight title a couple of years ago to Tyson Fury, the Ukrainian was forced to add his first loss in eleven years to his records.
Speaking prior to his meeting with Joshua, Klitschko has said that this fight will be the most important of his career. He compared himself, and the fight to climbing Mount Everest and stated that you either make it or you don’t when you embark on the climb. However, the mountain will stand either way, and according to Klitschko he is the mountain that Joshua will have to climb.
Joshua currently holds the IBF title but the WBA and WBO belts are up for grabs. They were vacated by Tyson Fury late last year as he took time out due to depression.
Klitschko’s opponent is currently unbeaten after eighteen fights since he first competed professionally in 2013. Joshua will be up against his toughest opponent yet, however the competition will be fierce.
It is anticipated that the fight will draw in masses of fans waiting to fill Wembley stadium, in fact so many fans are expected to witness the fight live that the numbers could be on a par with the attendance record set way back in 1939.
Speaking of his joy at being able to box with one of the sports up and coming stars, Klitschko said that opportunities like this don’t come along every day, and one like this is perfect. Taking all of the statistics into account, Klitschko thinks that his chances against Joshua have to be at least 50/50.
Author Lisa Wood
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