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.
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.
Watch Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Book the event online here or via your Sky remote.
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 Stream: We’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.