A 27-year-old champion and 41-year-old challenger will fight in London. Wladimir Klitschko is obsessed with Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight IBF title belt, and wants it for himself.
Klitschko spoke about the age difference.
“Can you imagine my next opponent, which is Anthony Joshua, I’m going to fight a guy whose age is exactly the number of how long I’ve been in boxing – 27 years. Can you imagine that? It’s a pretty amazing fact. Is it a degradation that I’m actually a challenger and underdog in this fight after 27 years being in sport? I don’t think so. I think it’s a great upgrade. I’m a challenger again, I feel young, hungry, humble and totally obsessed with idea and my goal to raise my hands again as a winner of my upcoming fight,” said Klitschko.
He’s willing to bet that his determination to win will make his youthful opponent fall, so much so that he’s predicted the fight in a unique way.
Klitschko talked about his vision.
“So, I’m not Nostradamus but I feel so strongly and my obsession made me in the shape of digitization on this USB stick I recorded a video last week and the outcome of the fight. My prediction so to say, this stick is going to be integrated in my robe which I’m going to wear this Saturday night—sealed. Do not ask me after the fight what is on this stick, the only person who’s going to be able to open it up and watch it is the person who’s going to buy this robe with the stick and all the money is going to go to the Klitschko Foundation for the kids, to support education and sport,” said Klitscko.
Klitschko lost his heavyweight titles in a 2015 fight with Tyson Fury. Joshua has knocked out his last 18 opponents and is having the best time of his career.