It’s master versus the apprentice on Saturday as Anthony Joshua takes on Wladimir Klitsckho in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, where they hope to see the Brit crowned world heavyweight champion on home soil.
For Klitschko, this is only the second time in his professional career that he’s fought in England, and one that could bring an end to his illustrious career.
The 41-year-old dominated the heavyweight division for a decade, holding four world-title belts and building up a winning streak of 22 fights.
Then he faced Tyson Fury, who shocked the boxing world and Klitschko must have a different game plan to that defeat with Joshua much younger, faster and stronger.
It’s been said that he will let Joshua take the centre of the ring and look to counter-punch.
I’m expecting it to be cagey, especially in the opening rounds, despite the sell-out crowd but I don’t think it’ll go the distance, the London fighter’s power should be too much for his experienced, yet, older opponent.
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) April 27, 2017
That why I’m backing a Joshua victory on Saturday.
Klitschko is a clever fighter, he knows the game and how to win. He’ll look to frustrate Joshua and the crowd with his ‘jab and grab’ technique to slow the fight down when he needs to.
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