With this Saturdays heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Eric Molina fast approaching, the more intriguing fight we care about is the super fight that will follow between Wladimir Klitschko and Joshua at Wembley next year.
Wlad has stated that he has had such a frustrating year and in his 26 years as a professional boxer this is the biggest lay off from the sport he has had, also his priorities are making sure he gets back in the ring, and secondly winning the belts from Anthony Joshua.
Klitschko is 40 years old now and although some say he is over the hill, I still think hes got the experience and enough left in the tank to expose all of Joshua’s flaws. Joshua is yet to face anyone with any lateral movement or someone that can jab and Klitschko is definitely the man to have him eating jabs all night.
Wladimir as we all know reigned on the Heavyweight division for ten years and beat every man that was put in front of him, unifying the division to become the IBF, WBO, WBA, Ring & Lineal Heavyweight Champion until he faced undefeated Gypsy King Tyson Fury back in November 2015.
Klitschko looked shot to pieces on the night and found it very hard to let his hands go, landing only a handful of right hands on Fury the entire night. Fury won by unanimous decision and the victory was well deserved and credit where credits due, he was the better man on the night.
However when Fury did dethrone the Ukrainian king over in Dusseldorf many believed it was the light in the dark division that we all needed but since Fury’s inactivity this year it has turned the division into an absolute mess.
Klitschko has not been this inactive in all his career and says he is feeling extremely motivated and in a very good place and is anxious to get back in the ring. Say what you want about his last performance, the man is still a future hall of fame boxer and if there’s anyone to beat Joshua on home soil, Wladimir or David Haye are the men to do it in my eyes.