Klitschko backed to fight in his 50s

Posted April 19, 2017

"We are thrilled to be delivering Joshua vs. Klitschko to the USA audience live on Showtime", Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, said. "Two of the heavyweight belts and to become in the biggest star in world boxing".

Joshua will probably get his fight with Fury eventually.

Klitschko, 41 years old and inactive since November 2015, is motivated to reclaim his position as the kingpin of his weight class.

Wladimir Klitschko's manager said the former heavyweight world champion would still be capable of boxing in his 50s as he prepares to make his comeback this month. "This agreement ensures that our subscribers have access to same-day prime-time coverage of the fight".

AS the days tick down to his showdown with Wladimir Klitschko next week, Anthony Joshua is unlikely to be distracted from the task at hand.

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Showtime will exclusively show the fight live on April 29 in the United States with the broadcast commencing at 4:15 pm Eastern time in the US. Eddie Hearn is a [expletive] as well. They reached agreement with the networks weeks ago, but having the networks work out their issues was the last piece of the puzzle. I don't think the atmosphere is going to get to him, the occasion's going to get to him, he won gold for Great Britain at the London Olympics where he had all the expectation on him. When we fight I'll do the victor takes all.

"I don't know if Wladimir will still fight at 50, but one thing is for sure, he's not looking at this fight [with Joshua] as his last fight".

"I'm that confident I can smash Anthony Joshua when we fight".

Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs), viewed as the future of the heavyweight division, will attempt to unify the IBF, IBO, WBA world titles by handing Klitschko his second consecutive defeat.