Wladimir Klitschko on Anthony Joshua: I Hope You’ve Made Plans To Fight Wilder Past Me
Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua met in Madison Square Garden today in New York at an American presser ahead of their London showdown on April 29th.
The fight is a heavyweight title unification and without doubt, will be one of the biggest fights in recent years.
90,000 ticket sales already for the Wembley Stadium showdown is testament to that.
Many are wondering how much Wladimir Klitschko has left as a top level heavyweight.
Not just for age reasons, but particularly after losing to Tyson Fury way back in November of 2015.
It will be a whopping year and a half of inactivity by the time Klitschko steps into the ring against Joshua towards the end of April 2017.
While Joshua is coming off three fights in 2016 and one in very late 2015.
Speaking at today’s New York press conference Klitschko made comment about Joshua’s plans and in particular, how he hopes he’s looking at other opponents following this fight.
Wladimir Kitschko on Anthony Joshua plans past their fight and more:
“(Promoter) Eddie (Hearn) said he’s going to be the biggest star in boxing. Maybe yes. Maybe not. I hope you made enough plans also to fight (Deontay) Wilder past me, or other opponents. I understand the plans. I understand the ambition. It’s good to be young and ambitious. In this case I’m talking about both about Anthony and Eddie. I believe that this fight is magnetizing the audience because there’s a lot of questions. Just talking to a couple of you guys and you ask me questions like is it too early for Anthony? Is it too late for you?”
It’s hard to see why Joshua would be looking past such a big fight though, in all fairness Wlad.