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Anthony Joshua faces challenger Wladimir Klitschko in the third defence of his IBF world heavyweight title.

The vacant WBA title also on the line, so a win will enable either fighter to move a step closer to unifying boxing’s premier division.

Taking place at a sold out 90,00 capacity Wembley stadium, the fight promises to be the biggest heavyweight battle since Lennox Lewis defeated Mike by Tyson in Huston back in 2002.

The last great heavyweight clash

In an unprecedented move that showcases just how big the fight is. Joshua vs Klitschko will be screened in the US by rival networks Showtime and HBO. This is only the third time that both networks have agreed to share the rights to a fight. The others being the aforementioned Tyson vs Lewis and the other being Mayweather vs Pacquiao.

Tale Of The Tape

 

AJ vs Wlad

 

Both fighters come with the pedigree of being former Olympic gold medalists. With this in mind, Klitshcko promises to be the toughest test that Joshua has faced thus far.

The Ukrainian is a veteran with 21 years of professional experience and fought 68 times. A shoo-in for the hall of fame when he eventually retires. Klitshcko was the undisputed champion of the heavyweight divison with a title reign that lasted over nine years from 2006 until 2015, the second longest in the division’s history. In that time he also recorded 18 constitutive victories

Dr Steelhammer

 

Joshua meanwhile is already a household name in the UK after becoming the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist. However a win tonight could make him a truly global star.

The British champion already owns a hugely impressive undefeated record, with all 18 of his wins coming by stoppage.

Joshua wins the belt
When Is Kick off?

Expect their ring walks to kick off at 9.45pm (U.K.)

That said big fights are notorious for starting off late.

Betting Odds

Anthony Joshua – 2/5

Wladimir Klitschko – 9/4

Draw – 25/1

Boxing Social’s Top Tip 

Both fighters are know for their power and both possess questions over their chins. With this in mind, pt money on a stoppage. A cheeky bet on both fighters to get knocked down may also pay dividends.