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Klitschko vs Joshua Live (18-0, 18 KOs) and Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) are just one day away from fighting in one of the biggest heavyweight title matches in recent boxing history. More than 90,000 fans are expected to fill up Wembley Stadium in London, England, with millions more watching on televisions around the world in 140 countries.

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Joshua has only been a UK pay-per-view headliner for four fights, but the reigning IBF champion is quickly becoming one of the higher paid boxers in the sport. This lucrative matchup with Klitschko will see both men split the £20 million purse 50/50, so the current exchange rate puts that total at just under $13 million US. Factoring in the projected 1.5 million buys on Sky Box Office and they’re almost certain to make north of $20 million.

The rise of Joshua’s financial worth has been fascinating. This article from The Telegraph shows that he has thirteen major sponsors, including Under Armour, Beats by Dre, and Jaguar. According to his promoter, Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s career earnings was somewhere around £13-15 million prior to his win over Eric Molina. In his PPV main event debut vs. Dillian Whyte (who hurt Joshua and gave him his most competitive fight), Joshua earned a reported £3 million (about $3.9 million). Against Dominic Breazeale, which was his first IBF title defense, he pocketed £1.5 million ($1.9 million). It’s believed that he earned £2 million ($2.6 million) in his most recent bout against Eric Molina. None of this includes any additional sponsorship money and other avenues of income for the 27-year-old.As an aside on Klitschko, £15 million is reportedly what he netted in purse money for his win over David Haye in 2011, as well as his loss to Tyson Fury in 2015. He made a little bit more than that for his 2013 triumph over Alexander Povetkin, and also has a multi-million dollar deal with RTL in Germany, his longtime television partner.

This isn’t Mayweather vs. Pacquiao money in the slightest, but unless Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor does indeed happen, this will probably be the richest fight in combat sports for the whole of 2017.You can catch Joshua vs. Klitschko live on Showtime Sports at 4:15 PM ET/1:15 PM PT on Saturday, April 29th. The fight is expected to begin at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT, with HBO airing a same-day replay at 11 PM ET/PT.With fans chanting and singing, heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua and former longtime world champion Wladimir Klitschko came face-to-face for the final time at Friday’s weigh-in a little over 24 hours before they will swing their fists at each other for the greatest prize in sports.Both fighters appeared to be in superb condition for the fight on Saturday (live on Showtime at 4:15 p.m. ET with a replay on HBO at 11 p.m. ET/PT), which will take place in front of a sold-out British boxing record crowd of 90,000. Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream

Joshua, making his third title defense of one of the belts Klitschko used to hold, weighed in at a shredded but career-heavy 250 pounds. Klitschko, also in immaculate condition, was 240¼ pounds, his lightest weight since knocking out former titlist Ruslan Chagaev in the ninth round in 2009.

The fight is perhaps the biggest in British boxing history and has captivated the country, where the 27-year-old Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs), the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist for Great Britain, is a huge star. He is also the favorite to defeat a man for whom he once served as a sparring partner.Throughout the buildup to the fight, Joshua has been the picture of calm and poise, and nothing changed at the weigh-in.”I’m only going to be myself — the fight is already as big as it can be,” Joshua said after getting off the scale. “There’s belts on the line, there’s legacy on the line, there’s 12 rounds of intense, ferocious boxing on the line. It comes with everything you want to see — boxing skills, power, timing. It’s just how long you can last and withstand each other’s abilities.”I don’t hate Klitschko, I don’t dislike Klitschko, but I want to beat Klitschko. Someone is going to win, and someone is going to continue with their career. And I’m very confident that’s me.”

Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs), 41, of Ukraine, is fighting for the first time in 17 months — the longest layoff of his career — since losing a unanimous decision and his three title belts in a major upset to England’s Tyson Fury. Joshua eventually won one of them, and he and Klitschko will also fight for a vacant belt. Klitschko vs Joshua Live

Klitschko, who will extend his heavyweight record by participating in his 29th world title fight, is aiming to become a three-time heavyweight champion, a club that includes Evander Holyfield (four), his older brother Vitali Klitschko, Lennox Lewis and Muhammad Ali.

Before losing to Fury, Klitschko had been undefeated for more than 11 years, held the world title for 9½ years (second-longest in division history) and made 18 defenses during his second title reign (third most in division history).

Klitschko, the 1996 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, has a massive experience advantage over Joshua but showed signs of his age against Fury.

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“This is a big step for AJ,” Klitschko said. “He hasn’t fought this type of quality fighter yet. It’s going to be challenging for him, and it’s going to be challenging for me. This fight is 50-50; both fighters have a chance to win the fight, but I have this feeling that this is my night.”New Jersey’s David Fields will serve as the referee. The judging panel consists of Don Trella, of Connecticut; Steve Weisfeld, of New Jersey; and Nelson Vazquez, of Puerto Rico.Anthony Johsua and Wladimir Klitschko have nothing left to do but decide the heavyweight championship in the ring on Saturday night. Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) faces the legendary Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) on April 29 in Wembley Stadium in England while defending his IBF heavyweight title and fighting for the vacant WBA heavyweight crown.

Both fighters have put in their final preparations and hit the scale on Friday with Joshua coming in at 250.1 pounds and Klitschko at 240.6. Now, they wait. Here’s how the full fight card shakes out, although Joshua-Klitschko will be the only fight aired in the United States.

Does Wladimir Klitschko have one more fight in him to capture another world title belt? Or is Anthony Joshua the new face in a heavyweight division where a unified champion has not existed in years?

One thing is certain: The crossroads bout has generated buzz among boxing fans on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream

Klitschko and Joshua will square off Saturday in an anticipated 12-round bout before a record crowd of more than 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Showtime will air the fight live at 1:15 p.m. HBO will air the replay of the fight at 8 p.m.

The 27-year-old Joshua (18-0, 18 knockouts) will likely have a partisan crowd in his favor. Joshua resides in nearby Watford and won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Joshua quickly rose through the ranks of the heavyweight division, challenging for a world title in only his 16th pro fight. In that fight on April 9, 2016, Joshua dropped Charles Martin twice en route to a second-round knockout victory, winning the IBF title.Joshua has defended his version of the heavyweight title twice, brutally knocking out former USC football player Domininc Breazeale and Eric Molina.Aside from a charismatic demeanor, Joshua’s penchant for knocking out opponents, along with his athleticism and an improving skill set, has made him well-known among boxing fans outside of England. Boxing insiders and critics debate whether Joshua could become the face of the heavyweight division and the sport.An impressive victory over Klitschko would go a long way, even though Joshua may not have the same ring experience as Klitschko. He just wants to fight the best in the division.“Any fight is the right fight,” said Joshua, earlier this week. “I’ve never shied away from any fight.”Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) has not fought since losing by unanimous decision to Tyson Fury in November 2015. It was the first time Klitschko lost in more than 11 years, a span of 22 fights.

Klitschko, who has fought 358 rounds in his pro career compared to Joshua’s 44, believes the time off was a blessing.“I’m the challenger again,” said Klitschko, whose older brother Vitali was a world titleholder as well. “I feel young, hungry, humble, and totally obsessed with my goal to raise my hands again (in victory).”

Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream is a 50-50 fight. Despite the subpar performance in his defeat against Fury, could Klitschko’s experience win out over Joshua’s youth and athleticism?Joshua believes he is the sure bet.“It’s not complicated. Let’s not overthink it,” he said. “Let’s strip it right back to what it is — a young, ferocious, hungry, and very determined lion. We do talk about experience, but even when I was fighting guys with lesser experience, I was preparing for this.”“I’ve prepared since day one for this.”


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Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream will defend his heavyweight title against former champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday, in a fight where also a vacant belt will be on the line.

This is Joshua’s third defense since winning the title in a a KO2 victory against Charles Martin in April 2016 at the O2 Arena in London. Since then, he has stopped Dominic Breazeale in June and Eric Molina in December.

For Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs), this is the first fight since losing his titles to Tyson Fury in 2015 after a 9½-year second title reign.It’s almost showtime as Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko concentrate on the final preparations for their heavyweight blockbuster at Wembley this Saturday.British favourite Joshua’s IBF heavyweight crown, as well as the vacant WBA and IBO titles, are up for grabs when the two meet at the famous London stadium at the weekend.

The heavyweights have been grafting hard at their respective training camps to ensure they are in tip-top condition come fight night and ahead of the mouthwatering showdown, Sportsmail has taken a closer look at where the pair have been put through their paces. “He’s a nice guy outside the ring but a nasty m*********** inside it,” according to Sean Murphy, one of the coaches from Finchley Amateur Boxing Club in Barnet where Joshua’s journey started.

The unbeaten IBF heavyweight champion’s career reaches a new peak on Saturday when he takes on Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.Murphy, the former British and Commonwelath featherweight champion who was given a brand new BMW by his former pupil this week, said: “You see a different person in a ring when it’s win and lose. He comes across a nice person, but he’s a nasty mother****** when he wants to be.“He wouldn’t have achieved everything he has if he wasn’t. He knows when to turn it on.”Joshua has not lost touch with Murphy and the gym he first walked into in 2008, from which he had 26 bouts with just one defeat to Dillian Whyte, a loss he would avenge in the pro ranks Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream.There was a novice title and ABAs before England scouts and GB performance director Rob McCracken spotted him. Then came Olympic super-heavyweight gold in 2012, and 18 straight knockouts in the professional ranks.
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Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream: Watch the best of Wladimir Klitschko

Tyson Fury’s shock points victory over Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream in November 2015 was just the fourth professional fight the Ukrainian had ever lost, in over two decades in the sport.His defeat ended a 23-fight winning streak and every second of the contest will have been poured over by current IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, who will take on Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29.

But while Klitschko’s defeat to Fury made headlines around the world, and while his fight against Joshua promises to be one of the biggest spectacles in the history of boxing, his other three defeats are less well known.

Here Independent Sport recounts the four nights on which Klitschko tasted defeat, and reveals what happened next in the men talented enough to beat him.

Klitschko’s first ever professional fight in his Ukrainian homeland did not go according to plan. The American Ross Puritty was considered little more than a trial horse in the boxing community and had lost three of his previous four fights heading into the bout. But taking the fight on just eight days’ notice, Puritty stopped Klitschko in the eleventh round for the greatest win of his career.“Yeah, the notice was very short,” Puritty recounted in an interview in 2014. “The only preparation that I had, basically, was that I knew it’s gonna’ be a tough fight and I kept trying to be the last one on the ring.”Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) is seeking to regain his status as world heavyweight champion boxer, as he takes on undefeated Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) for Joshua’s IBF and the vacant WBA (and less importantly, IBO) titles. Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream is coming off a decision loss to Tyson Fury in November 2015, his first defeat since a stunning knockout against Lamon Brewster over a decade ago. After that, he ruled the heavyweight division and was the consensus #1. He enters this Saturday’s contest as the betting underdog against the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, but you most certainly can’t count him out of this matchup.

HBO has released a video showcasing the best of “Dr. Steelhammer,” and you can watch it at the top of the page. I’m going to defend Klitschko a bit, as he has developed a (quite deserved) reputation for being in some unexciting fights. He has 53 KO wins and HBO has had the rights to plenty of them. This three-minute clip really doesn’t do him justice. I can’t even believe they plucked any footage from the Fury fight to show “the best of” Wladimir. You can tell that their budget reduction has impacted their ability to produce compilation vids, which used to be more than twice as long. Alas, there are some good finishes here for your viewing pleasure.

Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko airs live from London’s Wembley Stadium on Showtime at 4:15 PM ET/1:15 PM PT, with HBO broadcasting the same-day replay at 11 PM ET/PT.

Only Ricky Hatton has picked up more in one night as he earned in excess of £15m for his clash with Floyd Mayweather jnr in 2007 in Las Vegas.The heavyweight clash at Wembley Stadium is generating huge interest, with sources close to the fight predicting it will reach 1.5m sales on pay-per-view, eclipsing the previous record of 1.15m for Mayweather’s clash with Manny Pacquiao in 2015, which was 100,000 above the American’s fight with Hatton.That would bring in almost £30m before tax, which alone would smash the total for Britain’s richest fight, Carl Froch’s rematch with George Groves at Wembley, which brought in about £22m.Joshua’s defence of the IBF belt against Klitschko will also generate gate receipts worth about £7m.US television rights sold for almost £2.4m, with Showtime and HBO sharing the rights. It is only the third time the US broadcasting behemoths have agreed to share a boxing event, with Mayweather v Pacquiao and Lennox Lewis against Mike Tyson the previous two.

German TV RTL has also paid about £4m to broadcast the event in the country where Ukrainian Klitschko is a star.

More than £1m is being pumped in by sponsors, while merchandising could also break the £1m barrier to deliver an eye-watering total well in excess of £40m.

The costs of running the event will be subtracted as well as taxes and those involved, like Sky, will take a cut. But it is believed Joshua and Klitschko could be left with a £30m pot to split.Klitschko is aiming to join an exclusive club alongside ring icons Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, who have regained the world heavyweight title when all the odds were stacked against them.Ali travelled to Zaire in 1974 to face Foreman, who was at his monstrous best, and outwitted him with the fabled ‘rope-a-dope’ tactics Klitschko vs Joshua Live. And Foreman, at 45, became the oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer to claim the WBA and IBF belts.Johnathon Banks, Klitschko’s trainer, believes that at 41 his man can upset the younger man, who is favourite.

“Is he too old? That’s the same thing Michael Moorer thought when he fought George Foreman,” said Banks. “George Foreman thought the same thing when he fought Muhammad Ali in Zaire. George took what Ali did to him and did the exact same thing to Michael Moorer.“There’s something about when an old man don’t back down from a fight, you better pay attention.”For arguably the most influential trainer in British boxing, Robert McCracken cuts an unassuming figure – especially when set against the looming bulk of Anthony Joshua, his prize pupil.

But you do not need to study this pair for long to recognise McCracken’s power and influence. As McCracken talks, Joshua’s eyes never leave his mentor’s – every word uttered in McCracken’s trademark Brummie drawl is absorbed as he expertly guides his fighter’s hands to switching combinations on the pads.

McCracken’s deep well of expertise has earned him respect in rings the world over – as well as an MBE, for his work with Britain’s Olympic programme – and his reputation will go stratospheric if Joshua overcomes the sternest challenge of his fledgling professional career by defeating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday. But anyone expecting McCracken to fuel the hype and hysteria around this fight will be disappointed: a man who gave up his trade as a wood machinist in a cabinet factory in the Midlands to pursue his own professional career, in which he won British light-middle and Commonwealth middleweight titles in the 1990s, remains refreshingly grounded, and wary of the threat posed by Klitschko.

“It’s a very dangerous fight but at some point you’ve got to make that move,” he told The Daily Telegraph. “Professional boxing is dangerous and the opponents are as big as ‘Josh’ and as dangerous as him and can punch as hard as him. So there’s got to be lots of thought going into it. There’s always a duty of care. “The main thing is that he’s fresh. He’s not taken any sustained beatings. He’s not been fed up with the politics of professional boxing Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream. Now obviously it’s the big time, it’s Wladimir Klitschko, who has been the best heavyweight for the last decade. Experience versus youth. How will it go? Everyone is fascinated by it.”


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Klitschko vs Joshua Live: Joe Cordina to open undercard of Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko

IBF champion Joshua meets Klitschko vs Joshua Live in his 19th bout, with the WBA and IBO straps also up for grabs in front of a 90,000-strong crowd in London this weekend.

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There is a packed undercard of action before the headline event and a draw to see where the three Team GB Rio Olympians of Cordina, Lawrence Okolie and Josh Kelly would participate in the show was made live on Sky Sports News HQ by Tony Bellew and promoter Eddie Hearn.

Cordina’s second professional fight will see him take the same slot that Joshua had as the first fight in the stadium on the night that Carl Froch knocked out George Groves in 2014.

Cordina marked his professional debut with an impressive fourth-round stoppage victory over Jose Aguilar on the undercard of Martin Murray’s win over Gabriel Rosado on Saturday.Lawrence Okolie will meet Russell Henshaw on the undercard

Okolie will be a live float in his third pro outing after two first-round KOs so far when the cruiserweight takes on Russell Henshaw.Sunderland’s Josh Kelly will also float on the night in his second fight in the paid ranks.Josh Kelly is also on the Joshua v Klitschko undercard

Okolie, who was present for the draw, was delighted with the outcome, adding: “Hopefully I’ll get to go out in front of a packed crowd so I’m very happy with that.”

Elsewhere on the undercard, Scott Quigg faces Viorel Simion in an eliminator for the IBF world featherweight title.Joshua fought Matt Legg at Wembley in 2014. Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream

Luke Campbell and Darleys Perez also clash for the No 1 spot in the WBA and Katie Taylor faces Nina Meinke for the WBA Inter-Continental lightweight title and World title eliminator.

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This Saturday, April 29 is the biggest Heavyweight boxing fight in years when Anthony Joshua (18-0; 18 KO) takes on Wladimir Klitschko (64-4; 53 KO).

On paper, Joshua vs. Klitschko is for the WBA, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight titles. But in reality, it’s about so much more. This is the young, exciting knockout artist in Joshua rising up to take out the elder statesman of the division. Klitschko ruled over the division alongside his brother for years, and during that time, many fans saw their interest in Heavyweight decline. In 2015, Wlad lost in a huge upset to Tyson Fury, but numerous out of ring problems have kept Fury sidelined ever since. Now, it’s either time for Wlad to regain his throne, or time for a new young gun to take over and establish himself as the sport’s #1 Heavyweight (with the caveat of Fury, waiting in the wings). It’s a fight that could almost single-handedly bring Heavyweight to the front of boxing for many fans. And it’s a true pick ’em fight, one where we could get a classic for the ages, or where either man could be truly exposed – Joshua for his inexperience, Klistchko for his age.

For this historic match-up, HBO and Showtime have been forced to work together, as each station represents one of the combatants. Showtime will air the fight live Saturday afternoon at 4:15 p.m. ET, with HBO showing a tape-delayed replay at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT Saturday night. For international fans, the full card starts at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sky Box Office. Here, we’ll be covering the Showtime broadcast as it airs.

Join us live this Saturday April 29 for live fight coverage of Klitschko vs. Joshua.Joshua (18-0) won the IBF strap when he knocked out Charles Martin in April last year and he has defended it twice, stopping Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina in London.

He now steps up his level of competition by stepping in the ring with Klitschko (64-4) who reigned over the heavyweight division for a decade until his loss to Tyson Fury in November 2015.The Ukrainian has not fought since then and at 41-years-old Klitschko vs Joshua Live, many are expecting him to lose back-to-back fights for the first time in his career.

The IBF heavyweight title is on the line on Saturday night as home favourite Anthony Joshua prepares to go toe-to-toe with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium, London, in the most anticipated heavyweight bout in recent memory.

Will Joshua maintain the unbeaten start to his professional career or can Klitschko bounce back from his defeat to Tyson Fury and re-establish himself as the undisputed heavyweight champ?

This could go one of many ways, but if I had to guess right I would say Joshua’s going to bang him out, he’ll just have too much for him.

He’s big and strong, and has the youth and ambition at 27 years old, which could prove decisive.

But Klitschko is in position where his whole legacy is at stake and it’s Wembley stadium, it’s probably his last fight. He talks about being obsessed and all these things are bad news for Joshua. His lack of experience at world level could see him getting outboxed and outpointed, and shown up to be every bit the novice that he is.

If Klitshcko is as motivated and obsessed with this fight as he says he is, which I can empathise with because I was in the same position when I fought Groves, then he can be a real threat.

Assuming Klitschko goes in with the mindset that I had of leaving no stone unturned because his legacy is at stake, then he has a chance.

That said, I expect Joshua to win by knockout, but not early. He will win with educated pressure, not just swinging wildly and missing because Klitschko will make him miss – he’s been knocked out a few times and doesn’t like getting hit. He’s scared now, and even though he fights well behind his jab, if Joshua can put him under pressure with his feet without overworking and overloading himself then by rounds seven, eight and nine Klitschko should be showing every year of his 41-year-old body.

I expect Joshua to win, but I can see how Klitshcko can beat him.

When I lost for only the second time in my professional career to Hasim Rahman in 2001, the critics all insisted that it was all over for me. They said that’s it – he’s done.The opposite was true. It re-kindled a flame that had been dwindling. I went back seven months later and knocked him out in the fourth round in the re-match. All I wanted to do was show the doubters that they were wrong.Will that be the case with Klitschko? Will his defeat by Tyson Fury have re-lit his flame? Now Klitschko knows he has to work hard again. This could motivate him for one big night.

This is Anthony’s time now, but its still hard to pick a winner. I don’t know [who will win] yet – but I will be able to tell you after two rounds in April.

Klitschko vs Joshua Live StreamWe’ve seen a lot of Anthony Joshua’s fights but he’s knocked out everybody so I say what has he learnt? Where’s the experience? Wladimir’s almost up to 70 fights, so you’ve got the experience and the old and you’ve got the new and the strong – which one are you gonna take?This may be a fight too many for Klitschko. AJ may walk all over him. Klitschko fell asleep in his last fight. Will he be asleep again or will he have been spurred to get his title back? That is why it is so intruiging.If Manny [Steward – Klitschko’s legendary former trainer who died in 2012] was still here, Klitschko would still be the champion, and he would be a better fighter. I would have made him the favourite to beat Joshua if Manny Steward was here.


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Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream: Peter Fury reveals winning formula for defeating Wladimir Klitschko

Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream: takes a substantial step up in class against Klitschko this Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office, with the unbeaten 27-year-old facing a hugely experienced former champion in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley.

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Klitschko’s lengthy reign at the top of the division was finally ended by a points defeat to Tyson Fury in November 2015, and we spoke to the man who devised that winning formula in Dusseldorf.

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What are Wladimir’s main strengths?

Very, very clever, very astute. This is the first real, big heavyweight he’s [Joshua] had in front of him that can box, and can also punch back.

If we see a fully determined Klitschko, then it’s worrying, and I would have to fancy Klitschko to win it.

Peter Fury

Wladimir ticks all the boxes. The only boxes he doesn’t tick are his age. Is the desire still there? These are all big question marks. Has the loss to Tyson completely affected him? Was he at the end of his reign when Tyson boxed him then? Who knows what we are going to see?If we see a fully determined Klitschko, then it’s worrying, and I would have to fancy Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream to win it.

What were your tactics?

We constructed that game plan and Tyson carried it out brilliantly. Tyson is an elite boxer. He is very awkward, personified, so it wasn’t because Klitschko couldn’t throw anything, he just wasn’t allowed to throw anything.

But that’s Tyson. Joshua is not Tyson.

Did you disrupt Klitschko’s game plan?

Absolutely, it’s all about offsetting your opponent. It’s a lot more to it. It’s not about what you can do, it’s what you can make your opponent do. Everything is astutely looked at.Tyson Fury reflects on how he finally ended Klitschko’s lengthy reign as champion

Can Joshua follow that blueprint?

He’s got to come up with his own one [game plan]. They are all different styles aren’t they. Nobody has got Tyson Fury’s style.

I don’t see how Joshua is going to implement that. If he tries to implement that type of boxing, there is only one winner. I think Wladimir will walk away with it.

He’s got to come for that knockout and he’s got to bring it early. He’s got to put Klitschko in shock, take him out of his stride, and rough him up properly. That is the only way he is going to handle Klitschko in my opinion.

What approach should Joshua employ?

For me, Joshua has got the power, he is saying all the right things – ‘I do what I do best and I’m coming for a knockout.’He’s got to really come to take him out. He’s got to take it into a street fight.

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Joshua has got to be a lot more aggressive, even than what he has been in the past. He’s got to really come to take him out. He’s got to take it into a street fight.

If he applies a boxing match to this, I think only one winner, because he’s got to take Wladimir out of his stride, not give him the time to set himself Klitschko vs Joshua Live, and not give Wladimir the time to get into a routine.

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How should Joshua start the fight?

From round one, he’s got to get going, start winging them shots. He’s a big, powerful lad. One of them has got to land and I think he can unsettle Wladimir like that.

Wladimir likes everything to be perfect. My opinion is – Joshua head down, hands up, and let those shots fly.Trainer Robert McCracken is hoping to guide Joshua to an 19th straight victory

What do you expect from Klitschko?

I think Klitschko will come out and show something different. I think he will come out also a little bit aggressive, but controlled aggression. I think that’s what we are going to see from Klitschko.Klitschko has demonstrated knockout power throughout his career

Toughest test of Joshua’s career?

It’s going to be a whole new ball park for Joshua, because at the moment Joshua has been swimming in that Olympic pool in Sheffield, but he’s not been swimming in a force seven [wind] in the middle of the sea.

This is the difference in opposition. He’s now in the middle of the sea.

Joshua was in relaxed mood ahead of his upcoming clash with Klitschko

Can you pick a winner?

First four rounds, Joshua to knock him out, after then Klitschko to knock him out. I would have to edge to Klitschko on the sheer experience and if he wants it.

Fury believes the early rounds of Joshua-Klitschko could be decisive this weekend

But if I was a betting man, I wouldn’t put money on it, because I don’t know what Klitschko is turning up. I wouldn’t bet on it.

If one had to choose a single word to describe Anthony Joshua’s professional boxing career, the word fast would not be far from the top of the list.  It took Joshua only sixteen fights to capture a recognized world heavyweight championship belt Klitschko vs Joshua Live.  Including the two fights that have since followed, on Saturday 29th April, when the bell sounds to signify the beginning of the first round, it will be only 45th round that Joshua has tasted as a professional. 

Even if we consider Joshua’s pedigree as an amateur, his Olympic gold medal in 2012 does well to mask a limited spell in the unpaid ranks spanning just forty-three fights.  It is staggering to believe that when Joshua steps through the ropes on Saturday night he will have been boxing for a total of six years.

If we compare this to the man who will be standing across the ring from him, it would certainly appear that this fight has arrived too soon for the fighter from North London.  When Klitschko steps into the ring on Saturday night, it will be to start his 359th round as a professional fighter. As an amateur, he also captured an Olympic gold.  For Klitschko, though, when he captured the Olympic title in 1996, it signified the end of an amateur career spanning one-hundred and forty fights.

Klitschko will certainly be hoping that his vast experience will be the difference between the two fighters on Saturday night. Unfortunately for him, just as speed has characterized everything about Joshua’s career to date, it will be speed that characterizes the events that will unfold in the center of the ring.

For ten years, Klitschko reigned supreme at the top of the heavyweight pile because of his superior size and his relentless ability to wear his opponents down using his machine-like left-hand jab.  Unfortunately for Klitschko, seventeen months ago, Tyson Fury showed to the world that a man of similar stature and superior hand speed could nullify Klitschko’s plan A.  Even more unfortunately for Klitschko, Fury exposed the fact that he had no plan B.  While it is certainly fair to say that Fury’s lateral movement and his ability to punch from angles was more impressive than his fellow countryman’s, what Joshua lacks in the skills of the sweet science, he will make up for in speed and power.

Expect to see a cagey opening two rounds, with neither man willing to take any unnecessary risks.  By the middle of the third, Joshua will realize that he can get in and out of the pocket quick enough to land one, two, or even three punches without taking too much punishment in return.  At this point, a familiar smile will appear on Joshua’s face as he realizes he has the beating of his opponent.  Don’t be surprised if Klitschko goes down in the fourth and my prediction is that the fight will end in the fifth with Joshua stopping Klitschko with a combination of disorientating punches to the head.

Of course, Klitschko will argue that experience and timing will nullify the younger pugilist’s speed and power.  He is adamant that a dormant seventeen months has only heightened his obsession for victory and that his preparation in camp has neutralized any potential ring rust that normally follows such a lengthy period outside of the ring.  It would be unreasonable to entirely disregard his chances of victory on Saturday night. However, if he is going to regain his IBF title, I pray that he has spent the last seventeen months perfecting a plan B.

To emerge as the victorious man on Saturday night, he will need to forget those ten years spent at the top and transform his approach to become an aggressive front-footed fighter. While Joshua’s combination of speed and power is destructive, he is less of a concussive knockout artist than his eighteen victories inside the distance might suggest.  Thirteen of his professional victories have come by way of TKO, rather than KO, and most of his stoppages have come as he pressures his opponent on to their back-foot and overwhelms them with a rapid combination of punches.  If Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream is willing to come forward and throw his combinations without fear of reprisal, he may be able to neutralize his opponents most dangerous weapon and emerge victorious in front of the 90,000 sell-out crowd at Wembley stadium.The age-old saying is that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Saturday night will show once and for all whether this is true.


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Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream: Dillian Whyte will not be shocked if Anthony Joshua is knocked out at Wembley

Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream: ‘The Body Snatcher’ remains eager to avenge his stoppage loss to Joshua in 2015 and will be watching with interest when the IBF champion faces Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

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Whyte has also felt the power of Klitschko during their past sparring sessions and would not be surprised if the former unified champion detonates a fight ending punch on Joshua.

 Whyte shared a brutal battle with bitter rival Joshua in 2015

“I won’t be shocked, because he can get chinned,” Whyte exclusively told Sky Sports. “He has not got the best chin. He doesn’t cope well with taking shots at all – and Wladimir can whack.”

But the Brixton man would prefer Joshua to emerge victorious, with the vacant WBA title also around his waist, as he wants to be the first fighter to ruin his unbeaten record. Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream

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Dillian Whyte announces next fight against Mariusz Wach on June 3

“I want to be the man that beats him,” said Whyte. “I don’t want him to lose and people to say ‘he lost and was not the same.’ I want to beat him with the same confidence of when we fought the first time. Dillian Whyte has announced he’s facing Mariusz Wach in his next fight on June 3

“God willing, if everything goes well and I get through Mariusz Wach, it could be my next fight, or I could fight [Deontay] Wilder, or fight [Joseph] Parker.

“Who else is he going to fight? He is running out of opponents. At 18, 19 fights, he is running out of opponents already.”Whyte is unimpressed with the mutual respect between Joshua and Klitschko, and admits there is still genuine animosity between himself and ‘AJ’.

I’ve been to war with Joshua for the past eight, nine years. Eight years we have been at war.

I’ve been to war with Joshua for the past eight, nine years. Eight years we have been at war,” he said.”I hung out with him before, but we’ve never been friends. He hates me. I don’t hate him, I just think he’s a fake and should be himself.”You can see in ‘The Gloves Are Off’, he was a man fighting with himself. He was holding himself back.”

Anthony Joshua has revisited the journey that took him from Watford to Wembley Stadium, ahead of his world heavyweight title-fight with Wladimir Klitschko on April 29.

The 27-year-old currently boasts an unblemished career record having won all 18 of his previous fights, and will attempt to defend his IBF title as well as win the vacant WBA belt last held by Tyson Fury when he takes on Klitschko at the end of the month.

Joshua has now starred in a short film alongside his mother, Yeta Odusanya, that captures his rise and will be shown immediately before his showdown with Klitschko.

The film, produced by Lucozade Sport, starts with Joshua’s humble upbringings in North London and shows him excelling in athletics as well as football – his original preferred sport.

The boxer’s brushes with the law during his youth are also referenced. In 2009, Joshua was put on remand in Reading Prison before being made to wear an electronic tag on his release, while in 2011 he was arrested with cannabis in his car and given a 12-month community order.

I could have seen it as a badge of honour. I could have taken the rap, seen it as a slap on the wrist and done it again. But I didn’t,” he said in an interview the following year.“It wasn’t so much the actual charge that had the effect. It was all the grief afterwards, from my friends, from my family — especially my mum — and from boxing.”Since then Joshua’s ascent to the top of his profession has been rapid, with his super-fight against Klitschko coming just four-years into his professional career.Discussing the film, Joshua said: “I’m not usually one to look back but I liked the concept for the short film. It has been a real journey from growing up in Watford to fighting at Wembley Stadium.“Everything in between; Klitschko vs Joshua Live all the things I have done and all the people that have supported me, have made me who I am and this film illustrates that.“I am excited to share my journey with my fans and I hope that it inspires the hunger in others.”

Joshua is currently training in Sheffield, undergoing the final stages of his preparation for next weekend’s fight.

With the big upcoming heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko set to take place at the end of the month, Sky Sports has unveiled their latest installment of The Gloves Are Off.

Joshua begins the face-to-face interview by talking about his youth versus Klitschko’s experience, saying that he doesn’t believe any of Klitschko’s experience will prepare him for what will take place on April 29. Klitschko, meanwhile says that his experience has allowed him to ‘take it easy’ in the lead up to this fight, not allowing the moment to get the better of him.

Klitschko then briefly pauses to commend Joshua for being quite observant, saying that he has to be careful what he says around Joshua because he learns quickly.

Wladimir Klitschko was never really embraced by the average boxing fan, despite dominating a lackluster heavyweight division for the better part of a decade.He understands why, even as he looks to change his ways in what could be his last hurrah next week against Anthony Joshua in London.

“It’s not as boring as it was with me during all those years,” Klitschko said. “You can like me or hate me but when one person conquers it all, it is boring. I totally get it.”

It wasn’t just Klitschko’s dominance that soured boxing fans on him. It was the way he fought.Every opponent was kept at arm’s length. Punches were traded cautiously – probably with good reason, considering what Lamon Brewster did to him back in 2004.Klitschko never won any style points, though he kept winning against a series of opponents who could never seem to crack the code. Then Tyson Fury entered the picture, making Klitschko look slow and old in breaking his 11-year winning streak to win his heavyweight titles.Now Klitschko challenges the unbeaten Joshua for the title once again. He does so as an underdog going into enemy territory, with 90,000 fans expected to be cheering their countryman on a week from Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

At the age of 41, he says he feels like a new fighter. Even better, he says he feels like really fighting.”I understand I don’t have titles anymore, but in a certain way I feel relieved,” Klitschko told The Associated Press in a call from his training camp in Austria. “I feel calmer, more free. Before it was all defending and caution. Now it’s different, and I like the feeling that I don’t have any pressure.”

The fight shapes up as a familiar boxing matchup, with the up-and-coming young slugger from England tested by the aging veteran who has piled up a deep bag of tricks over the years.Both are Olympic gold medalists (Klitschko in 1996, Joshua in 2012) Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream. Both are massive heavyweights with the skills usually found in smaller fighters. Both have the kind of knockout power that may make it a short night in London.And Klitschko now says it’s time to throw caution to the wind.


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Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream: Showtime & HBO split rights to broadcast world title fight

Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream: The Sky Sports Box Office world heavyweight championship fight has brought American broadcasters together because Joshua has an exclusive deal with Showtime but Klitschko is tied to HBO.Showtime’s live broadcast at live at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT will be followed by HBO at approximately 10:45 p.m. ET/PT.Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bolton all to win in 90 mins (was 7/1 NOW 9/1)”This happened before in the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and the Lewis vs. Tyson fights and shows you the magnitude of our event at Wembley Stadium on April 29,” said Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente.

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Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn added: “It takes a special fight to break down barriers and boundaries but also networks and executives who believe in working with the best interest of fight fans in mind.

“With the obstacles in place it would have been any easy resolution to not air the fight in the States but I want to thank HBO and Showtime for their perseverance and allowing America to see one hell of a fight at our national stadium.”

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Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza described the fight as “[representing] not only the contesting of the heavyweight world championship, but potentially the changing of the guard in the most influential division in boxing” while his HBO counterpart Peter Nelson expressed delight at securing “primetime coverage”.

Joshua and Klitschko’s fight at Wembley Stadium will bring two former Olympic champions together, and will unify the IBF and WBA ‘Super’ heavyweight titles.

When former champion Wladimir Klitschko challenges up-and-coming heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua on April 29, the only question for American fans had been which network would air the fight live.

It was announced Monday that Showtime will broadcast the Joshua-Klitschko heavyweight blockbuster bout live that Saturday at 4:15 p.m. ET as the centerpiece to its loaded spring schedule.

Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) will attempt to regain one of the three heavyweight titles he lost by upset to Tyson Fury in 2015 when he faces England’s Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) in London.

Showtime’s spring schedule also includes previously announced welterweight bouts Andre Berto-Shawn Porter on April 22 and Kell Brook defending his title against Errol Spence Jr. on May 27. In addition, in a pair of featherweight title bouts Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream, unbeaten Gervonta Davis faces Liam Walsh and Gary Russel Jr. faces Oscar Escandon on May 20 from separate sites.

“We are thrilled to be delivering Joshua vs. Klitschko to the U.S. audience live on SHOWTIME,” said Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports.  “On the afternoon of April 29, U.S. sports fans will be able to tune in to Showtime to join a record-breaking crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium and a worldwide television audience in witnessing an event that represents not only the contesting of the heavyweight world championship, but potentially the changing of the guard in the most influential division in boxing.  We are proud to be Anthony Joshua’s exclusive U.S. television partner as he attempts to establish his legacy against the legendary Wladimir Klitschko, live on Showtime Championship Boxing, as Showtime continues its unrivaled commitment to the sport.”

The move to secure the heavyweight championship bout was a big one for Showtime considering its recent commitment to Joshua, 27, the Olympic gold medalist who appears poised to take over the sport. It was also key considering Klitschko, 41, had fought almost exclusively on HBO over the past 15-plus years in the United States. In fact, the bout will re-air Saturday night with a tape-delayed separate production being broadcast by HBO at 10:15 p.m. ET.

With a record crowd of more than 90,000 expected at London’s Wembley Stadium, the fight has the potential to be an incredible event and potential “passing of the torch” bout as Klitschko faces his former sparring partner.

With just 12 days before the fight, U.S. TV rights for Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 have finally been settled and announced. As had been rumored, Showtime will air the fight live at 4:15 pm ET, with HBO airing a same-day replay at approximately 10:45 pm ET.

Showtime has a deal with Joshua, while HBO has Klitschko under contract. With this not being a pay-per-view type of fight in the United States, the networks had to come to the sort of deal they’ve never done before. Notably, they worked together for the Lewis-Tyson and Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-views, but this is a different situation.

“We are thrilled to be delivering Joshua vs. Klitschko to the U.S. audience live on Showtime,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Showtime Sports.

“On the afternoon of April 29, U.S. sports fans will be able to tune in to Showtime to join a record-breaking crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium and a worldwide television audience in witnessing an event that represents not only the contesting of the heavyweight world championship, but potentially the changing of the guard in the most influential division in boxing. We are proud to be Anthony Joshua’s exclusive U.S. Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream television partner as he attempts to establish his legacy against the legendary Wladimir Klitschko, live on Showtime Championship Boxing, as Showtime continues its unrivaled commitment to the sport.”

HBO Sports EVP Peter Nelson added, “Both promoters and both networks have found a solution that enables boxing fans in the U.S. to watch the world heavyweight championship. This agreement ensures that our subscribers have access to same-day primetime coverage of the fight. It will mark Wladimir Klitschko’s 22nd appearance on HBO and the first for Anthony Joshua.”

There is a rematch clause for the fight, so if a second fight comes about, HBO would have the rights to air it live, with SHO doing the same-day replay.

Anthony Joshua is changing the game and breaking records in the process with his super fight with Wladimir Klitschko a candidate for the biggest fight in British boxing history.

An Olympic gold medallist in 2012, Joshua’s stardom has shone bright ever since on a fast-track to defending his IBF World heavyweight title against the future hall-of-famer from Ukraine.

The 27-year-old is mobbed wherever he goes, but Joshua continues to embrace his popularity, instead acknowledging his role as a heavyweight World champion.

“We [as boxers] are accessible, which is good,” Joshua told the Guardian. “I think being a boxer you have to be a man of the people.

After months of haggling, bitter premium cable rivals Showtime and HBO have made a deal that will see both of their broadcast crews at ringside at sold-out Wembley Stadium in London on April 29 to produce separate American telecasts for the fight between heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua and former champion Wladimir Klitschko.

The deal, announced Monday by promoters Matchroom Sport and Klitschko Management Group and the two networks, will see Showtime, which has a contract for Joshua’s American television rights, televise live coverage of the bout in the United States beginning at 4:15 p.m. ET. HBO, which has a contract covering Klitschko’s U.S. TV rights, will air its version of the fight on tape delay beginning at approximately 10:45 p.m. ET/PT, following the conclusion of its taped coverage of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction concert.

Because both networks have contractual rights to their fighters, making the deal was a huge struggle. Both wanted to televise one of the biggest heavyweight fights in years. Now they both will under their unprecedented agreement.

“We are thrilled to be delivering Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream to the U.S. audience live on Showtime,” Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, said. “On the afternoon of April 29, U.S. sports fans will be able to tune in to Showtime to join a record-breaking crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium and a worldwide television audience in witnessing an event that represents not only the contesting of the heavyweight world championship, but potentially the changing of the guard in the most influential division in boxing.”We are proud to be Anthony Joshua’s exclusive U.S. television partner as he attempts to establish his legacy against the legendary Wladimir Klitschko, live on Showtime Championship Boxing, as Showtime continues its unrivaled commitment to the sport.”


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Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream:Wladimir Klitschko now obsessed with defeating Anthony Joshua, says mastermind who keeps him calm

Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream believes his time for greatness has arrived as he insists he will be gunning to extend his stunning run of knockout victories when he faces Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley.The pair showed huge respect for one-another during their half-hour conversation with Johnny Nelson, but were both clear in their aims ahead of their fight at the home of English football.

Joshua has knocked out all 18 of his professional opponents to date and, as he prepares to step things up against a man he described as being one of the top five heavyweights of all-time, he is gunning for number 19. ‘It’s my time,’ Joshua said as part of Sky Sports ‘The Gloves are Off’ show. ‘I don’t think he will find a weakness.’So many boxes to be ticked, but I’m going for the knockout, that’s what I do.’I haven’t experienced losing as a professional so I can only talk about my experience in the past. But I am going for a knockout.

‘He is harder to hit, I’m aware of that, but I know potentially there is more than one way to skin a cat. I’m trying to make this is simple as possible and it’s my job to make my opponent look like a novice.’

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Joshua believes youth could trump experience when the two men meet at Wembley Stadium

Joshua heads into the contest giving away 14 years in age and 50 contests to the vastly more experienced Klitschko, but believes youth will give him an edge.

‘I hear a lot about age, but it’s a young man’s sport,’ he said. ‘At the time he has his experience, which will be good to see you through a few rounds, but then the youth, excitement, adrenaline and speed will start causing issues.You can’t prepare for what I bring to the table, no matter how much experience you have.’  Klitschko sees the April 29 contest as being something of a chess match between two equally-matched physical specimen, but vowed to congratulate Joshua if he emerges victorious and be there to pick him up if he inflicts the Brit’s first professional defeat.

‘You know what kills speed? Anticipation,’ he said.

‘I believe he has a very good analytic mind but there is a difference between you and me. We will see how it goes. We look alike, size-wise and the reach is the same, biceps, punch power.

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Klitschko sees the meeting with Joshua, who will be 14 years his junior, as being a chess match

‘We can name a lot of things and the more I look at it there is a copy. Different but a copy. But I am obsessed with my goal to lift my hands after the fight when I leave the ring.’This obsession is a threat going through my heart and mind. This is like a match game in chess, the other putting the other on the other side to try and use the weakness.’The better fighter, the better pugilist is going to win. Good if it goes early, good if it goes the difference.

‘If you win, I will congratulate you. If you lose, I will help you to come back.’

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Johnathon Banks is recalling the late Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward, who masterminded Wladimir Klitschko’s rise to heavyweight greatness. Steward was a father figure to him, virtually adopted him from 17 and even taught him how to shave. He helped Banks become a good boxer, a decent cruiserweight who had 33 fights and won an International Boxing Organisation world crown.

Little wonder, then, that when Steward died suddenly in 2012, Banks took up his mantle and will be the key figure in Klitschko’s corner at Wembley on April 29 when he fights Anthony Joshua in one of the most anticipated fights in British boxing history.

More than anyone, Banks is the man inside the mind of the Ukrainian as he returns to the ring, fighting to regain the titles he lost to Tyson Fury in Düsseldorf in November 2015.

Banks, at 34, is seven years younger than Klitschko. He sparred hundreds of rounds with him in camp over five years. And through Steward, who transformed his charge into a near-impregnable defensive winning machine, he learnt what made the fighter tick.

Steward created the famed Kronk Gym, a sweat shop in Detroit where the sparring sessions in its rings were reputed to be more exacting than many world title contests. Under his guidance, fighters flourished: among them Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez and the Britons Dennis Andries, Naseem Hamed and Lennox Lewis. It was there, and following his master around the globe, where Banks learnt his trade watch this Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream.Banks, one of 10 children whose father was absent, told The Telegraph: “My mum, Charlene, was really, really strict. I wouldn’t have the life I have now if it wasn’t for her. But by the time I was 17 I moved out and in with Emanuel. The rest is history.”

Before his death at the age of 68 from complications during surgery for diverticulitis – a digestive disorder – Steward demonstrated he understood Klitschko’s mindset and schooling. He is not a natural fighter. Steward urged him to dominate behind his jab and take a half-step back until he was comfortable enough to free up his hands in contests. They honed it, against the likes of Banks, and it purred to perfection.

From 2006, Klitschko went unbeaten in a reign of 9½ years. By the time Banks took over from Steward, he understood the champion’s vulnerabilities. Banks said: “Emanuel taught me everything I know: calmness with fighters, gaining their trust and intimacy. And the need for honesty.”

Together, they had six title defences until Fury dethroned Klitschko on points 18 months ago. Banks knew Klitschko was not right. He still believes it was an off night.

Banks, whose heavy eyelids and facial scars give him the air of a backstreet fighter, speaks thoughtfully and deliberately. “Wladimir always asks me why I’m so calm. He feeds off that. That’s why we spend so much time together. As I tell him so many times: ‘You don’t have to be upset to go across the ring and knock somebody out. You don’t have to be motivated all the time. You don’t have to have adrenalin. You know what you need to do: go do it.’ That’s how I feel about this fight with Joshua.”

He has to rein in Klitschko, he said. His ego will not allow him to rest.“I have to grab his ego and force it down, like your big dog gets all excited and you have to control him – calm, calm, calm. He’s all about work, work, work, work. And he’s listening. I’m pleased about that.”

Joshua, 27, sparred with Klitschko in his training camp three years ago. “I gave him pad work,” Banks said. “He’s a very, very good guy, a great athlete. I told him he’d be world champion one day. I saw the way he fights, the style, the way he carried himself. He’s the perfect guy next door.”Banks, though, may have a card up his sleeve see more Klitschko vs Joshua Live He trained Dillian Whyte the night Joshua had his most challenging outing so far in his unbeaten 18-fight professional career. They were fighting for the vacant British heavyweight title in December 2015, and Joshua won in the seventh round.



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Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko Live Stream: When is it, what time does it start, where can I watch it, what TV channel is it on?

Anthony Joshua will face the most challenging test of his short career to date when he meets Wladimir Klitschko, Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream one of the most revered heavyweight champions of all time, at Wembley.

Klitschko, a 41-year-old who tasted defeat for the first time in a decade when going down to Tyson Fury in November 2015, is hoping to reclaim the WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles he lost that night in Dusseldorf.

For Joshua, this represents an opportunity to score a victory over an established, respected fighter that few of his sceptics will be able to dispute.It fly again fists! If challenger Wladimir Klitschko meets world champion Anthony Joshua, the two Professional boxing not only for the IBF title of the British – and the WBA Super Champion title in the heavyweight division and the IBO belt waiting for those who will leave this fight victorious. A crowd of 90,000 at the sold out London’s Wembley stadium and millions of viewers from over 150 countries at the domestic television sets to be seen whether can prevail in the end experience or youth!

Defending champion Anthony Joshua called the fight against the more experienced Wladimir Klitschko as a highlight of his fledgling career as a professional boxer: In the boxing ring, he will defend his heavyweight belts against the living legend of boxing. Wladimir Klitschko sees for the first time in over ten years in the role of the challenger – and also promises a unique battle, in which show up if at the end the young lion and the legend of the boxing world, the nose will have forward. The promoter Eddie Hearn and Bernd Bönte expect nothing less than a historic fight for both Boxsportler.

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The preliminary reports will start on April 29, 2017 22:00, the spectacular fight will be exclusively from 22:45 on RTL and is parallel in the RTL live stream  at and in the TV NOW app available. The moderation of the boxing spectacle takes over Florian König. Prominent experts him, the two former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis from the US from the UK with advice and practical help. The fight will be commented by Stefan Fuckert for interviews Laura Wontorra’s home and traveling outside of the ring.

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Anthony Joshua has been warned by Lennox Lewis that defeat spurs deposed heavyweight champions like Wladimir Klitschko to reignite their desire to rule.

Lewis, the last man to reign undisputed in boxing’s prime division, draws a lesson for his fellow Londoner Joshua from his own epic career.

Wembley Stadium is set for a record 90,000 sell-out crowd when IBF title holder Joshua meets Ukrainian veteran Klitschko on April 29.

“When I lost for only the second time in my professional career to Hasim Rahman in 2001, the critics all insisted that it was all over for me,” said Lewis, 51. “They said that’s it – he’s done.

“The opposite was true. It re-kindled a flame that had been dwindling. I went back seven months later and knocked him out in the fourth round in the re-match.

“All I wanted to do was show the doubters that they were wrong.“Will that be the case with Klitschko? Will his defeat by Tyson Fury have re-lit his flame?“Now Klitschko knows he has to work hard again. This could motivate him for one big night.“I don’t know yet – but I will be able to tell you after two rounds in April.Counted out: Hasim Rahman is beaten by Lennox Lewis in 2001“This is Anthony’s time now, but its still hard to pick a winner.“This may be a fight too many for Klitschko. AJ may walk all over him.“Klitschko  fell asleep in his last fight. Will he be asleep again or will he have been spurred to get his title back? That is why it is so intruiging.”

The Wembley date will be for the WBA’s ‘Super’ version of the heavyweight title as well as 27-year-old Joshua’s IBF strap.Klitschko, 41, lost the WBA, WBO and IBF titles to Manchester’s Tyson Fury in a shock points defeat in his most recent fight in Dusseldorf in November, 2015.It ended a nine-year reign as holder of various heavyweight belts Klitschko vs Joshua Live.Now one of the big questions surrounding the collision in London in the Spring is about whether he is too old to re-discover his former self.Lewis, 51, is back in London from his home in Jamaica to act as ringside commentator at the IBO super-middleweight world title fight between Chris Eubank junior and Australian Renold Quinlan at Olympia on Saturday.

He spoke exclusively to StandardSport during a promotional filming visit to the famous Peacock Gym in Canning Town – close to the Forest Gate streets where he grew up before emigrating to Canada to join his mother Violet at the age of 12.

The final fight of Lewis’s glittering career was a hard-fought victory against Klitschko’s older brother, Vitali, in Los Angeles in 2003.

Joshua has been seen by many as Lewis’s natural heir in Britain because of his immense stature, his knockout power and his relaxed, laid-back manner.

“He is measured,” Lewis added. “Patience is a virtue in this business.“Anthony is a great young fighter. I have a lot of respect for him. He has worked hard and dealt with things well.“But as far as experience goes, he is lacking a bit.“You can go in there and knock out 18 guys straight, but what have you learned?“But he is a guy who works hard in the gym all the time and he takes in a lot of information.“That is good. It was much harder for me to get to world title level in my day.“There were about four wasted years of politicking trying to get there Klitschko vs Joshua.“Anthony didn’t waste any years. He got there after 16 fights when he beat Charles Martin last year.

“That is the way it is now. He was in a position to do that. His team said here’s a chance to grab a vacant title. Lets do it.

“I would have done the same thing.

“Did he deserve the title? If he beats Klitschko, then yes he did.“They don’t know that much about him in America yet. But they will do if he beats Wladimir at a place like Wembley.“He is promoted well in England right now.“But if you want to be a world champion, you’ve got to box around the world eventually.

“So now you’ve got Joshua, who is young and strong and you’ve got Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream who is old but with so much knowledge and experience.“And this is a good time, the right time for Anthony.”The heavyweight stars, who shook hands on Saturday to set up their IBF and WBA world title fight on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office, went face-to-face at the national stadium.


Watch Klitschko vs Joshua Live Online, PPV Fight

Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream: The biggest combat sports event this month (and easily the biggest one to date for 2017) is the April 29th heavyweight championship bout between Anthony Joshua (18-0 KOs) and Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) at Wembley Stadium in London, England. At stake will be Joshua’s IBF title, along with the vacant WBA and IBO (not a major sanctioning body) belts left by Tyson Fury after his drug test failure.

Event: Wladimir Klitschko vs Anthony Joshua
Date: 29th April
Venue: Wembley  Stadiam,London
TV Info:

Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream

While Joshua vs. Klitschko is set to air on Sky Box Office pay-per-view in the UK (at a much much cheaper price than the typical PPV in the US), as well as RTL in Germany (where Klitschko has a multi-million dollar deal with the network to broadcast his bouts), we still do not have an officially announcement on how fans in the United States can view this super showdown.

Joshua recently signed an exclusive US contract for his fights to be shown on Showtime, while Klitschko is with HBO (albeit not on an exclusive deal). The big issue with this fight compared to say, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, is the time zone difference kills off the American pay-per-view option, so it won’t be one of those HBO-Showtime joint-production broadcasts. ESPN’s Dan Rafael does have more information on what we could see, which is one network airing the fight live while the other broadcasts it on delay.According to the sources, the networks have agreed to the most significant basic deal point, that Showtime will air the fight live in the late afternoon/early evening and HBO will present a tape-delay of the fight a few hours later in prime time Klitschko vs Joshua Live . Showtime would pay more for the fight because it has the live airing and HBO would pay quite a bit less to show it on tape.

But any disparity in the price each network would pay could even out in the long run because Joshua and Klitschko have a two-fight deal. So regardless of who wins the networks would flip positions for the contractual rematch, meaning HBO would have the right to air it live with Showtime getting the delay. Of course, there is no guarantee of a rematch, however, because if Klitschko loses, and he is the underdog, there is a good chance he could retire at age 41 after back-to-back defeats.

HBO and Showtime both plan to have their respective broadcast crews on-site, as opposed to using the Sky feed or having their commentators call the fight off a monitor in a US-based studio.Rafael noted that one of the sticking points for both networks is the timing of any announcement on broadcast agreements. HBO supposedly wanted to announce it during last Saturday’s Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jason Sosa card, but Showtime reportedly rejected it because “it would give HBO an advantage, so it wasn’t announced Saturday night.” There isn’t another HBO event scheduled until May, while Showtime’s next big event is Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter on the 22nd, so time is of the essence given there’s been little promoting of this fight in the US.

HBO also reportedly has one stipulation they want out of Showtime, which frankly doesn’t seem realistic in this day and age: No highlights before HBO’s delayed airing.Another small, but important detail to HBO, according to one of the sources, is what will take place during the roughly four-hour window between the end of Showtime’s live broadcast and HBO’s tape delay.

HBO wants assurances that Showtime will not release footage of the fight, publicize the result of the fight or do anything else to help spread the word on the outcome following its broadcast — even though any legitimate fight fan will surely already know what happened.

In the end, the rival networks will surely make a deal — there’s no way the promoters will allow it to fall apart with that much money at stake in rights payments — but making the sausage has been brutal.

Hopefully there’s a resolution made and an official announcement can arrive soon, because Joshua has a huge opportunity to make a name for himself with American viewers if he beats Klitschko. It’s just a shame that network politics and contract exclusivity has led to this situation.This months’ fight between IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will be shown on both HBO Championship Boxing and on Showtime in the U.S on April 29. The Jacobs-Klitschko fight will be taking place at the 90,000 seat Wembley Stadium in London, Klitschko vs Joshua Live Stream was a world champion at heavyweight for 10 years until losing to Tyson Fury two years ago in 2015. That was the last time that Klitschko fought. He spent a year trying to get a rematch with Fury, but two fights against him fell through for various reasons. Wladimir is now coming off of a loss and a 2-year layoff to fight Joshua. That’s not good news. Some fans have likely forgotten about Klitschko. Many of the fans that did see Wladimir lose to Fury in 2015 think the Ukrainian fighter is over-the-hill. He sure looked it against Fury.

According to Rafael, HBO isn’t paying as much for the fight because of them showing it on tape delay. However, given the time that HBO is showing the fight during primetime, you can argue that they’re getting a better deal. Fans in the U.S are accustomed to watching boxing events in the evening rather than the afternoon. As such, there might not be a lot of fans that tune to see the Joshua-Klitschko fight live on Showtime. Even if they advertise the fight to the hilt, I’m not sure that a lot of fans will be around in the afternoon to see the fight on the day of the fight.

Showtime could have advantage over HBO if they send out a press release immediately after the Joshua-Klitschko fight to the boxing websites letting them know of the results. By the time HBO’s broadcast starts in the evening, the fans will have already known about the fight results for the Joshua-Klitschko fight.

The fight will be televised in the UK on Sky Box Office pay-per-view. In the States, HBO and Showtime have agreed to a $3 million deal with Joshua’s promoters at Matchroom Sport to show the fight in the U.S, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. Showtime will televise the Joshua-Klitschko fight live in the afternoon on Saturday, April 29, while HBO sill show the fight by tape delay in the evening hours during the primetime  Joshua vs Klitschko Live Stream. Showtime already had Joshua under contract to have his fights televised in the U.S. In the past, Klitschko had some of his fights shown on HBO. His 2014 fight against Bryant Jennings was televised on HBO.

HBO and Showtime are still working on the contract for the fight, according to Rafael. There’s not much time left before the Joshua vs. Klitschko fight takes place on April 29, so they’re going to need to finish the negotiations soon. The fight won’t be announced in the U.S until the contract negotiations are done for the Joshua-Klitschko fight.

What’s interesting about this situation is HBO and Showtime will have their broadcast team life in London to report at ringside rather than them sitting in the U.S in a booth to talk about the action. This always makes it more appealing when the commentators are the venue where the fight is taking place.

The negotiations were supposed to have been completed already but they’ve dragged on. HBO and Showtime have to decide how they will officially reveal the Joshua-Klitschko fight for their networks. It’s kind of a tricky situation because one network could get an advantage if they can announce the fight first. It’s debatable how much interest there will be from the casual boxing fans in a Joshua vs. Klitschko fight in the States. The casual fans don’t know who Joshua is, and Klitschko hasn’t done much in the States in many years. He’s not had a lot of his fights shown over there.

When Klitschko would have his fights shown in the states, they weren’t always exciting. At this point, Klitschko and Joshua are probably only known by the hardcore boxing fans in the U.S. The ratings for the fight will likely be good, but not to the level that we see for guys like Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. It would be surprising if the Joshua-Klitschko fight does the same kind of ratings of Canelo and Golovkin’s fights. It could be much do over nothing with HBO and Showtime working hard to get the Joshua-Klitschko fight on thire networks.

“We’re not going to comment on any ongoing negotiations,” Showtime spokesman Chris DeBlasio said to

HBO and Showtime could be working hard for nothing in negotiationing to show the Joshua-Klitschko fight. If the fight turns out to be a dud or a one-sided mismatch, then I think it could upset the boxing fans that tune in. Moreover, it might not attract many eyeballs to want to watch the fight. How do you get excited at seeing Joshua fight the 41-year-old Klitschko, who lost his last fight BADLY to Tyson Fury and who hasn’t fought in 2 years.

How To Watch Klitschko vs Joshua Live Online?

Joshua vs. Klitschko will be televised in Germany on RTL. Klitschko has become a big name in Germany after starting his career out in that country.Joshua’s promote Eddie Hearn wants to turn him into a star in the U.S. with the goal of one day transforming him into a PPV attraction like Lennox Lewis. With Joshua being matched against guys like Eric Molina, Dominic Breazeale and now Klitschko, it may not be possible. Joshua needs to fight popular guys, and Hearn hasn’t been doing that. Even Klitschko isn’t really popular in the U.S. The hardcore boxing fans know of Klitschko, and many of them see him as a shot fighter that is looking for a final payday against Joshua.You can count on the hardcore fans taking the time out of their lives to watch the Joshua-Klitschko fight in the U.S, but probably the casual fans. If there’s anything remotely interesting to watch on other channels in the same evening, my guess is the eyeballs will be on those channels. Joshua has a LONG ways to go before he becomes a star in the U.S, and I don’t know if he ever will, given the way that Hearn is matching him.

Instead of Joshua vs Klitschko Live fighting David Haye, we’re seeing him fight Eric Molina. You can expect Hearn to match Joshua against Tony Bellew in the near future. That’s another fight that won’t register in the U.S. The casual fans don’t have clue one who Bellew is in the U.S.