Just over a week remains until Anthony Joshua puts his IBF world heavyweight title on the line against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in what promises to be the toughest test of the Briton’s flourishing career thus far.
Joshua will have the opportunity to also claim the vacant WBA and IBO world heavyweight titles—as will his Ukrainian behemoth of an opponent—adding a shade of extra tension for the current 2/5 (1.40) favourite.
At 41 years of age, it’s perhaps unsurprising Klitschko has been installed as 15/8 (2.88) underdog to take victory from the April 29 bout, especially considering he suffered his first defeat in more than 10 years in his previous outing, which came against Joshua’s countryman Tyson Fury.
Joshua, a much more spritely figure at just 27, promises to offer one of heavyweight boxing’s greatest modern-era champions a stiff run for his money in front of a home audience, and next Saturday’s duel will give us an idea of the exploits we can expect to come from the Londoner.
Dates: Saturday, April 29
- Approx. Start Time: 10:30 p.m. BST
- Anthony Joshua: 2/5 (1.40)
- Wladimir Klitschko: 15/8 (2.88)
- Draw: 33/1 (34.00)