Unbeaten IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is preparing for his toughest challenge as a professional boxer.
On April 29th, in front of 90,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium, he takes on former undisputed heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko. The 27-year-old will defend his IBF title, and 100% record, as well as fight for the vacant WBA Super and IBO titles.
It’s a career defining fight in only his 19th professional contest and a victory would propel him to new heights within the boxing world.
So, with such an important and tough fight ahead of him, Joshua has been training harder than ever before.
In a series of videos uploaded to YouTube by iFL TV, Joshua looks in fantastic shape. He looks fit, powerful, full of speed, and ready for action with fight night just over a week away.
The first video shows Joshua’s incredible physique and conditioning, with an intense Mike Tyson-esque neck strengthening routine. That is followed by the IBF champion showing his speed and movement with a shadow boxing routine.
The 2012 Olympic gold medallist then shows his knockout power. He has won all 18 of his pro fights so far by stoppage and will look to continue that record. From these videos, he looks more powerful than ever.
In the first, Joshua wrecks the pads with trainer Rob McCracken. That is followed by McCracken talking his fighter through a heavy bag workout.
Looking at these videos, Joshua obviously possesses all the tools required to overcome any opponent. However, Klitschko isn’t just any opponent and AJ will need to fight harder and better than ever before if he is to be victorious.
Dr. Steelhammer wants his titles back and will come into this fight knowing defeat could be curtains for his career making him an even more dangerous opponent.
Anticipation and excitement for this fight is growing by the day and it looks like boxing fans worldwide could be in for a classic on April 29th.
Peter Reynolds, Pundit Arena