Ricky Hatton Gives Assessment On Joshua vs Klitschko

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Ricky Hatton talks about the Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko showdown and who he’s leaning towards in the fight.

Ricky Hatton these days is enjoying life as a coach and promoter, keeping busy at his gym in Manchester bringing the next generation of fighters through.

But not long ago ‘The Hitman’ was selling out areas and stadiums himself and involved in some of the biggest fights ever involving a British fighter.

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He knows a thing or two about boxing in front of large outdoor audiences in stadiums, having sold out his football club Manchester City’s stadium for a bout with Juan Lazcano.

Speaking to Hatton TV ahead of this month’s stadium bonanza at Wembley featuring heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko – Hatton said:

“I think it’s the right time. Klitschko seems to have been around forever. None of us go on forever. He got beat by Tyson Fury well. Tyson boxed absolutely fantastic against him. But that might not work in Anthony’s favor to be honest with you. Klitschko will be coming to the ringĀ first as a challenger for a change. That will have hurt him losing to Tyson Fury so he’ll want to comeback more determined than ever. But I just can’t help but feel none of us can go on forever. It might just be the right time for Anthony. His confidence is up, he’s on a winning streak, he’s on top of the world. Like I said earlier, it’s all about timing. I think this might be the right time for Anthony.”

At present bookmakers are installing Joshua as a ever so slight favorite. Some have noted that there has not been as much press or build-up yet for a fight of this magnitude.

Expect that to go full blast the 10 days before the fight. One thing I’ve noticed though is Joshua staying out of the media a lot.

A sign that he is not been distracted in his training for the fight. It’s a fight that sells itself anyway, to be honest.

For the full interview above check it out here on Hatton TV YouTube (hat tip):