Opinion | Apr 21 2017

Where Anthony Joshua has the edge over Wladimir Klitschko

Alex Reid provides crucial insight into the balance of power as Anthony Joshua faces Wladimir Klitschko
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua during the media session  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

I’M inside a boxing ring with Rob McCracken, in a world of pain and trouble. The former world middleweight title challenger moves towards me ominously, hands raised and intent in his eyes. Fortunately, the only jabs he’s throwing my way are verbal.

“One-two. Again. Nice and easy,” he intones. “That’s a bit better – you were moving around like Mr Bean earlier.”

“Vaughn Bean? Went 12 rounds with Holyfield in 1998? I’ll take that,” is my sharp counter. Or rather, it’s the sharp counter that comes to me four hours later on the train home. Instead, I just suck air.