Joshua ready to shine against Klitschko

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF heavyweight title against his Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

United Kingdom fight fans can watch IBF king Joshua and former World ruler Klitschko go through their training routines ahead of their battle at the national stadium as well as fighters on the bumper undercard.

However, his father Robert, will be among the 90,000 at the stadium on Saturday.

"My old man [father Robert] will be there but I don't really let my mum come to my fights", Joshua told Sky Sports.

"If it was years ago and you had all the names like in the 70s, 80s, 90s or even 00s, I would say he'd struggle against this guy or that guy, but I think he can go all the way".

'She is confident enough in me to watch, but I would rather she not be there.

ANTHONY JOSHUA is leaving no stone unturned as he prepares to fight Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday - even resorting to a freaky ancient muscle treatment.

IBF heavyweight champion Joshua has the chance to add the WBA Super heavyweight title to his collection, but will have to overcome the Ukranian who - along with brother Vitali - ruled the heavyweight division for a decade.

"AJ has got power but Klitschko has got power too. It's great, it's beyond motivation and I just only can win, I can't lose, I only can win".

"I'd love to fight in Africa like Ali and Foreman did, that would be wonderful". Fury is completely different to me. I'm going to worry about myself and how I'm feeling.

Klitschko faces the undefeated Joshua and will aim to become the first fighter to stop the 27-year-old and avoid a knockout.

He has become a world champion far away from the sport's epicentre of Las Vegas and his forthcoming fight will be broadcast on the two major American networks HBO and Showtime, which has only previously happened on two occasions when Lennox Lewis fought Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather faced Manny Pacquiao.

"Whether you are watching from an armchair or ringside, watching a fight gets very emotional", Bruno said.

  • Julie Sanders