Klitschko having time to reflect on his last stand in his titanic battle with Joshua and has shared he feels no ill will toward his former sparring partner. Instead, Wladimir said he hopes Joshua, now 20-0 with 20 knockouts, continues winning and finding more success. “I wish for him to win in any other fight that comes up because the more he wins, the more I shine. Because if I lose, I am going to lose to the best man, I just want to be proud of that. He is carrying the flag accordingly,” Klitschko said.
“If I were able to rewind time back and have influence over the decision, for example, if I knocked him out in the sixth round and won the titles back, it would have been nice for my ego. And my ego is big. It would be nice. But I would never change it. I am where I am right now and I have experienced what I have experienced because I have had a lot of success and just to know this other side where I can win by losing; I would pay any price for it.”