Wladimir Klitschko insider hints at retirement after Anthony Joshua fight

  • Wladimir Klitschko insider hints at retirement after Anthony Joshua fight

Wladimir Klitschko insider hints at retirement after Anthony Joshua fight

"He knows from this fight a lot depends on his future and his career".

As Fury is the lineal champion, Joshua defeating Klitschko would still leave a big question mark as to who should be seen as the number one, as you have to beat the man who beat the man - as the saying goes.

"I know Anthony Joshua has a promoter in the UK, but if he ever needs the best promoter in the world today, Golden Boy Promotions is right here to help him out here in the United States".

De La Hoya believes this weekend's bout with Klitschko is pivotal to Joshua's chances of making a name for himself in the States.

Joe Cordina will open the blockbuster show at Wembley Stadium Connected by EE on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

He last lost in November 2015 when unexpectedly being outboxed by Fury, but despite his age and showing signs of decline insists he hopes to fight on for at least two more years.

"If one of those things is missing then it doesn't make sense to continue".

"So it's just a dimension of how to win the fight and if you can control your nerves in this big arena it makes a massive difference in your performance".

"I'd love to fight in Africa like (Muhammad) Ali did with (George) Foreman".

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All 19 of Joshua's fights to date - including his clash with Klitschko - have been staged in his native United Kingdom, but, as an increasingly marketable figure in the sport, Golden Boy Promotions founder De La Hoya is keen to take the 27-year-old Stateside.

"But what I've learned about myself, when I'm embracing it, when I'm smiling, I'm touching people, I'm appreciating that support, I feel good".