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Joshua vs Klitschko Fight preview and Betting Tips


Published on: 28/04/2017

Anthony Joshua will look to live up to his odds-on status when he takes on Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday night. A fight that seemed unlikely less than two years ago has now become the biggest ticket draw in the London venue’s history.

Of course, there will be questions marks surrounding the legitimacy of this contest as the 27-year-old new kid on the block squares up to the 41-year-old veteran. However, while Klitschko may have been out of action for nearly a year and a half, there are those that feel that Joshua could be vulnerable against such an experienced and powerful opponent.

Last time out, Klitschko was surprisingly out of sorts against Tyson Fury, who finally ended the Ukrainian’s 22-fight winning streak. There is no doubt that he will be looking to prove himself again in this fight rather than just turning up to collect his pay check.

One things is for sure, he won’t be able to bully Joshua into submission and will need to be well prepared technically as well as physically. When two such mismatched styles go head to head, it is always tough to predict just how the fight will pan out, and much will depend on how the veteran deals with the early onslaught that Joshua will set out to inflict.

Meanwhile, this may not be the defining fight of Joshua’s career but it could be the fight that puts him on the road to greatness. And if he wins, it will certainly be a fight that sticks in the memory more than his previous encounters.

The British boxer continues to divide opinion amongst the experts but there is no doubt that he has the speed, power and attitude to make the final step up. However, he currently lacks the unbeatable aura of the true greats.

Statistics

Anthony Joshua:
Record: 18-0 (18 KO)
Stance: Orthodox
Height/Reach: 6’6" / 82"
Age: 27

Wladimir Klitschko:
Record: 64-4 (53 KO)
Stance: Orthodox
Height/Reach: 6’6" / 81"
Age: 41

Prediction

Klitschko still has the passion and desire to get the job done and he will certainly be able to protect himself against the inevitable barrage that the younger fighter will set out to inflict. However, at 41 years old, there is no doubt that his body will be past its best, while Joshua is entering his prime. As a result, the Brit should come out on top but it will be closer than many are predicting.

Back Joshua to win in rounds 7-12 at 9/4 with Bet365

Published on: 28/04/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (28/04/2017 14:33:32) but are subject to change.