Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua Odds & Prediction

IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua tipped the scale at 250 pounds and long-reigning champ Wladimir Klitschko measured 240 ½ pounds for their heavyweight blockbuster this Saturday live on SHOWTIME (4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT).

Also on the Joshua vs. Klitschko card will be Irish Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Taylor, British Olympic Gold Medalist Luke Campbell and former WBA world super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg under his new trainer Freddie Roach. We have a young emergi. His final fight was a victory over Klitschko's older brother Vitali in 2003, but he believes it is crucial Joshua is already so admired and that his focus only needs to be on what happens in the ring.

"For me, I never really had that".

The same can not be said for Joshua.

"Either he has another fight in him, or this time he's done", Joshua said.




"Any person or sparring partner that got into my training camp, getting a feeling for it, learning: it's fine, I want people to learn from it and I'm happy to share".

As for the fight itself, Joshua-Klitschko promises the kind of (almost) unbearable tension that only a match between truly elite punchers can produce. The Ukrainian (64-4, 54 KOs) is fighting for the first time since losing to Tyson Fury in November 2015.

The 41-year-old appears to have attempted to soften the edge Joshua possesses in the build-up to this fight by consistently being respectful of the IBF champion. Although if I meet Klitschko, I won't be saying that to him.

With two world titles on the line and one of the sport's greats in the other corner, the British heavyweight is making sure everything is flawless. "It's going to be challenging for him - but challenging for me as well". I see a home win.

"If he wants to grab, I can whip in a body shot and that would definitely slow him down", Joshua said. I started boxing in 2008; in 2009, '10, '11 I was in the World Championships, and in 2012 I was representing Great Britain competing to be the best in the world in the Olympics. And yet, there are enough variables at play that almost make this fight a pick 'em contest. If that night 18 months ago in Dusseldorf against Fury was a true reflection of where Klitschko now finds himself, then this will be a sad end to a storied career. "And I'm very confident that's me".

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