KLITSCHKO SPURRED ON BY CHALLENGER STATUS

Former WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has insisted that competing as a challenger against Anthony Joshua has rekindled his adrenaline.

he 40-year-old veteran who is used to being challenged by others finds himself challenging the impressive Anthony for the IBF heavyweight title.

Klitschko, who won his first world title after defeating Chris Byrd in 2001, is looking to reclaim the title when he faces current IBF champion Joshua at Wembley next year. When asked how he feels competing as a challenger, Klitschko had this to say: "I have an adrenaline rush in the blood, and I love it.”

“Life is an interesting thing – I'm getting to the press conference, I'm waiting for the champ, and in a certain way, it's a déjà vu,” the Ukrainian added.
Initially, Klitschko was expected to go head to head with Joshua on December 10, but efforts to set up their much-anticipated fight the failed to fall through, as a result, their showdown was moved to April 19 in what would be big money grossing encounter.

The fight between Joshua and Klitschko is something the world is looking to. While Joshua would be seeking to defend his title as well as his unbeaten record, Klitschko would be aiming for some bragging rights to become three times world heavyweight champion.

One thing is sure; the match promises to be electrifying as the two boxers would be competing in an arena brewing with over 90,000 supporters. The bout would be a clash of titans who would be looking to take advantage of their technical abilities to win.

Klitschko, who hasn’t competed ever since losing the IBF, WBO WBA titles to Tyson Fury, is working hard to keep in shape as he prepares for the showdown between himself and Joshua on April 29, 2017.

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