Showtime company presented a promo video for the fight between IBF heavyweight champion Briton Anthony Joshua and Ukrainian Vladimir Klichko.
Boxing Britain – Anthony Joshua v Eric Molina IBF World Heavyweight Title – Manchester Arena – 10/12/16 Anthony Joshua celebrates his win with Wladimir Klitschko Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge
The meeting of these boxers will be the main event of the tournament, scheduled for April 29 in London (UK). At stake in this fight, in addition to Joshua’s IBF title will be vacant belts IBO and WBA Super.
Earlier, Klitschko called the British champion his copy.
British boxer spoke about his preparation for the fight with Ukrainian ex-world champion.
The world champion in the heavyweight versions of IBF, which is to meet in the ring with Ukrainian Vladimir Klitschko, spoke about his preparation, opened the mysteries of the upcoming boxing evening and told me what city wants to spend his next fight, Klitschko tells Brotherhood.
In Cologne, at a joint press conference with Vladimir Klitschko Anthony Joshua flew on a private jet. According to the British boxer, it’s not his plane. “It costs 13 million, and if you have so much money to spare, you can buy it. I’m not ready for such a step “, – quotes Joshua DailyMail. However, as recognized Anthony, surf comfortably he likes. “It was not so long when compared to the times when I was paying 40p for the bus to get to his gym, and then – in a van to the place next fight. But I do not lose the sense of reality. I would also be happy to come here by bus or train, but still a team with me, so I had to make a choice between the plane and travel by sea. ” Continue reading →
Former world champion Lennox Lewis stressed that the British Anthony Joshua has a good chance to win over Wladimir Klitschko. The battle for the title of world champion under version IBF, IBO and WBO will be held April 29 at the “Wembley” in London.
– I think it’s the perfect time for Joshua – Air Force leads the words of Lewis – After the defeat Klitschko has weaknesses. Well, he will have a chance to win the belt in a fight against those who owned them for a long time.
Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis believes that the defeat against Tyson Fury – not a reason to write off from the account of Vladimir Klitschko.
“When I lost for just the second time in a professional career Hasim Rahman in 2001, all the critics insisted that it was all over for me. But the truth was the opposite. It rekindled the flame extinct. I came back seven months later and knocked him out in the fourth round of the rematch. All I wanted – to show doubters that they are wrong.
Klitschko was asleep in the last battle. He falls asleep again, or will seek to return to the title? I do not know, but I can say after two rounds of the fight. Anthony – an excellent young fighter, and now it’s time to choose a winner but still difficult, “- Evening Standard quoted Lewis.
Sales of tickets for the match between former world champion in three prestigious versions Vladimir Klitschko and the owner of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight champion Briton Anthony Joshua broke the box office record of “Wembley” stadium in London among boxing fights. On it informs television channel Sky Sports.
It is noted that the fight has already sold more than 80 thousand tickets. The previous record for a boxing arena battles was established in 2014 by the British before the fight between Carl Froch and George Groves (about 77 thousand).
“The demand for tickets for the fight Joshua – Klitschko is phenomenal, this is the biggest fight in the history of Great Britain”, – said promoter Eddie Hearn Joshua. He also said that he had sent a request to the mayor and city council of London with a request to increase the capacity of the arena for five thousand seats.
Duel at stake which, in addition to the IBF title belt will be “superchampion” world according to the World Boxing Association (WBA), held on 29 April. Initially, the fight between the boxers was scheduled on December 10 but the 40-year-old Klitschko injured his leg and refused to fight.
During his career Klitschko had 68 fights, won 64 wins (53 by KO) with four defeats in November 2015, he lost to Briton Tyson Fury on points and lost the title of champion in three prestigious versions of the world, since the ring did not come out. 27-year-old Joshua is still undefeated in professional boxing, he won 18 victories (all – a knockout).