By Patrik Kuitunen
First off, a thank-you is in order. Thanks to Tyson Fury for making way for the most intriguing heavyweight fight that’s currently out there.
Without Fury’s bizarre downward spiral towards suspension, Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko wouldn’t be happening – at least not this soon.
It’s the classic match-up between the experienced veteran in Klitschko and the young hungry lion that is Joshua.
The Brit’s path to heavyweight boxing stardom has gone exactly according to script, almost textbook if you will.
Before turning pro in 2013, Joshua won gold at the 2012 London Olympics. Since then he has had 18 pro bouts, 18 wins and – sure enough – eighteen devastating stoppages. Joshua has the look, the swagger and most certainly the talent.
Fury mocked Klitschko
He is to heavyweight boxing what Klitschko was back in the mid-2000s. The Ukrainian known as ‘Dr Steelhammer’ will always be remembered as the one true heavyweight great of the previous decade.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
But let’s not beat around the bush. Klitschko is a professional pugilist in his 40s.
He’s had 68 professional fights and suffered a humiliating loss at the hands of Fury. It truly was a sight to behold.
The battle-scarred old-timer looked his age.
He was getting out worked on the feet, he was having serious second thoughts about engaging in exchanges.